One of our sunrise shoots while in Moab was at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. I posted an image of this arch last week. That one was taken after the crush of photographers had left. This one shows my vantage point in the line of people that built up prior to sunrise.
The excitement, and the reason behind there being the closely packed line of people there at such an ungodly hour, is that a shot showing the sun peeking over the horizon underneath the arch can be spectacular. Thanks to an eroded, red amphitheatre immediately below the arch, the underside of the arch glows wonderfully at sunrise. Couple this with a nice starburst from the sun itself and you can end up with a real winner of a picture (but, albeit, a real winner that pretty much everyone who has visited the arch has taken).
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