On a clear morning Mesa Arch glows for a few minutes as the sun rises to the east. This was my third attempt at this image. On my previous attempts a slight cloud layer was just enough to prevent the glow from happening. It was after the very first trip that I decided the image benefited from snow. At last on a cold (-17º) January morning in 2010 I was at the arch on a crystal clear morning for this very satisfying photograph.