Sunday, May 17, 2009

Delicate Arch

Here are some more pictures from my recent Moab trip. These pictures are of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.


I played around with the camera settings to get this one to have a lot of contrast. It turned out pretty cool. I love how deep red Delicate Arch looks.


While I was snapping tons of pictures of this beautiful natural creation, I wanted to take a few black and white pictures too. This one shows some interesting streaks or markings on the arch that you don't notice at first when it is in color.


The thing that is so difficult to understand if you haven't been to this site is the massive size of this arch and the bowl below. I decided to hike around the side of the arch and down into this bowl. It took several minutes to do that. If you look closely at the ridge line, there are little bumps. Those are people standing on the top ledge. In fact, there are actually people standing under and around the arch too. This truly is a natural wonder. It was amazingly easy to take beautiful pictures of this arch. I recommend that all beginner photographers get some practice at Arches National Park. It is a lot of fun and it will build your confidence.

1 comment:

Maryann said...

I can't believe I lived most of my life in Utah and have never seen the arch! Thanks for sharing your pictures, it helps me to feel I have been there with you.