Road trip #2: Canyonlands and Mesa Arch sunrise

Second day started with the sunrise at Mesa Arch. Despite getting to the spot an hour early I unfortunately found an organized group of over 10 photographers who took all the primary spots for shooting the Arch. I found a nice place on the side of it that I liked - and the sunset did look spectacular from that angle however camera didn't capture that great mood exactly the same.

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM @12mm f/8 1/25s ISO 100

After the sunrise I walked around the area for couple minutes and took other shots of the canyon below and the arch itself.
Pentax HD Ltd. 20-40mm f/2.8-4.0 @20mm f/8 1/30s ISO 100

Pentax HD Ltd. 20-40mm f/2.8-4.0 @20mm f/8 1/60s ISO 100

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM @12mm f/8 1/25s ISO 100

On the way back to Moab I saw a hot air balloon rising through the canyon, I wasn't quick enough to find parking and setup while it was still low in the canyon but managed to catch it shortly after.
Pentax 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA* @128mm f/8 1/200s ISO 320

Before leaving Moab to drive to Zion I got to a spot offering a nice panorama of the Moab Valley.
Pentax 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA* @60mm f/8 1/100s ISO 100