Arches National Park’s Double Arch
October 28, 2008 by mrgrosky
This gorgeous double arch at Utah’s Arches National Park was merely a 10-minute hike over medium terrain. As you can likely tell, I used my circular polarizer to cut glare and haze and to bring out the blue in the sky.
I probably took about 75-100 photos of this double arch, most of them without tourists showing. I posted this one, however, because I think that the people included (particularly the young lady with arms extended in the lower arch) help to give it a sense of scale.
I don’t mind admitting that it was a bit of a challenge when I decided that I had to experience the feeling of getting way up there inside that arch. It was quite a climb over solid rock, but I did experience a feeling of triumph, mixed in with trepidation.
When people ask me what was most surprising about my cross-country trip, I often start with mentioning the sheer beauty of those three Utah national parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion national parks. Stay tuned for some photos from the latter.
Photo info: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens at 18 mm, f 7.0