Photo Spot Summary
Country: United States
GPS Latitude: 38.388008
Photo Spot Details
Sunrise is the preferred time, but on a typical day there will be several photographers lined up in front of the arch, making a photograph of the entire arch problematic. However, it is a little known fact that the arch also lights up at moonrise. If you want to try this, plan on arriving a couple of nights after the full moon. Then, a couple of hours after sunset, the moon will rise giving you a solitary light show.
Bring an extreme wide-angle lens because you will be close to the arch. You’ll also need a tripod and a remote release for camera stability. Bracket several photos because your light meter probably won’t work well for automatic exposures. And don’t forget to bring a flashlight.