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Arches National Park, Arc of Delicate Arch

Arches National Park...This is famous Delicate Arch. We hiked that about an hour, starting 4am in the morning, in complete darkness...Then waited for sunrise and captured this one :)

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1200x801px 1.04 MB
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
24 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 20, 2012, 7:35:18 AM
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PhilS1761's avatar
excellent early morning photo of Delicate, but well worth the effort. Good job.
DarkAssassin069's avatar
Wow dude you have an amazing eye for photography yet another STUNNING photo! 

Just the way the sunset lights the arch from the rear is simply beautiful!
Livelyourlife's avatar
Is this the Mesa arch?
PhilS1761's avatar
This is Delicate Arch. Mesa Arch is nearby, in Canyonlands National Park. It is a large, very thick arch on the edge of a mesa. It is not often photographed, but often used to frame what is below.
aprilclash's avatar
I really love the colors in this :D!
Astroandre's avatar
Great! Though to be honest, I would try to get rid of the contrails.
Singingnaturist's avatar
What a fabulous photo. Absolutely stunning. Superb photography and composition!! - Phil :):)
O-Gosh's avatar
That's what I have been waiting for :)
janvandyk's avatar
CrissaRain's avatar
oh god!! Its really cool :iconiloveyouplz:
kraftseins's avatar
Wonderful and stunning shot... brilliant nature photos!!!
fallingrock70's avatar
Alexe-Arts's avatar
I wanna camp there forever :P
CharlieA-Photos's avatar
Stunning capture! This is definitely one of the best photos that I've seen of Delicate Arch. The light, colors and composition are all fantastic. :)
Jhale66's avatar
Worth the wait...the lines in the sky look like sparkles from a distance..and so much it!
lululetti's avatar
Really wonderful :)
I love the lines in the sky, adding some more interest to the shot (which is already incredibly interesting anyhow!) :D
alierturk's avatar
thanks again:) I also liked the lines in the sky...
Alembic-Lynx's avatar
absolutely one of my most favorite places ...was there 30 yrs ago...before all the foot paths and signs ...fantastic place MOAB area !!! Canyonlands are so special !!!
alierturk's avatar
you are right, Moab is amazing place...One can easily stay there a few weeks to enjoy...
Alembic-Lynx's avatar
absolutely you are lucky to be in this area in modern times with high rez digital...In my time there it was either Kodachrome 35mm transparencie or 6cm x 6 cm roll film format
alierturk's avatar
:) yap, I agree, digital made life very easy...
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