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Wednesday
Jul202011

Delicate Arch

 

This is the first image I’m posting from the bunch I took at Arches National Park in the spring. This thing is unbelievable - Delicate Arch sits precariously at the edge of a nearly vertical drop thousands of feet to the canyon below seemingly not much between standing and tipping over and be gone forever. When you walk around it, it’s really hard to believe that it actually formed where it did. This whole park makes the time frame that we occupy our short lives here seem even shorter. There are arches (throughout the park) in various stages of formation and destruction and it really gives you the feeling that our planet is dynamic, not just on our time scale but on something so much larger and almost incomprehensible.

While I was here waiting for sunset and twilight, there were probably 100 other photographers and park visitors waiting with me. Funnily, one other photographer remarked to me “with so many others (photographers) taking photos, we won’t be able to sell these for much…” I smiled politely and chuckled, really laughing at what seemed to be his motivation for being there rather.

Find it here:  38°44’38” N;  109°29’57” W

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