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By Kevin Munsey

     I’m happy to share the story of dumb luck on this particular photo.

     After starting in Minneapolis, traveling to Banff and working my way down to Arizona, I met up with several friends to tour the southwest. We went to Capitol Reef, Zion, Antelope Canyon, Goblin Valley, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges, and Arches - all in three days with very little sleep.  All told, I was on the road for over 7,000 miles and 20 days. When visiting Arches, eight of us made the short hike up to Delicate Arch to shoot a sunset.  Upon arriving at the arch, we were greeted by the selfie-taking masses, much to our displeasure.  Despite the massive crowd that is the norm in Arches NP, this was a particularly well-behaved bunch that was willing to coordinate their shots under the arch itself. As we waited for the sunset to develop, I looked behind us to see the moon making its way towards Delicate Arch. I grabbed a couple of my mates and we shimmied down into the bowl below the arch.  I found a spot to wait and was rewarded with this view. One from our group stayed up at the arch and asked people to give us 60 seconds to shoot when the moon was in the proper place. There are millions of shots taken annually at this spot, it was nice to blunder into this opportunity to do something different than I had seen before.  I call this shot, “Serendipity.” Equipment/settings: Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/13sec