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pray for rain

i like photographing trees that seem to be out there all by themselves doing their own thing (i’m sure you could psychoanalyze that) so when i got to Arches National Park, this tree on the shoulder of Balanced Rock caught my eye.  i only had one day to spend in this park but it was a great day with moody clouds and rain passing through.  this place is definately on my list to get back to again, hopefully for a few days and at least one overnight in the park to photograph the stars.

Find it here:  38°42’4” N;  109°33’53” W


Delicate Arch in the sun

Up today, is a different view of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.  I snapped this while waiting for sunset.  Before I published it here, it was neat to see that someone grabbed it from my Flickr stream and posted it to their blog called Heck Yeah Utah!  You can check that out by clicking here.  There are some cool photos there to see.

Find it here:  38°44’37” N;  109°29’57” W


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