February 2nd, the evening before Full Moon. Usually the best time of the month for moonrise landscape shots.
The weather forecast was quite favorable: mostly clear, and calm. The setting perfect: southeast Utah, south of Moab, within view of the La Sal mountain range, cloaked with winter snow only a few days old. All is well, very well.
Up it came. Of the several images I made of the scene, this is probably my favorite. Besides the peaks and the moon, the clouds floating above make for an even more interesting composition.