Delicate Arch Area

Delicate Arch Area

This picture isn’t really of anything specific, the clouds and rain just made for some very nice colors and contrast looking out over the park along the hike up to Delicate Arch.  I’m not 100% sure that I haven’t posted this one somewhere before, but I really like the shot.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, 1/125 sec shutter, f/8.0, ISO 100

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch

I’m sure I have posted some pictures of this before, and I’m sure the internet abounds with other pictures of Landscape Arch since it’s one of the more iconic arches in the park, but here’s another just in case the first 500,000 weren’t sufficient.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 18mm, 1/100 sec shutter, f/8.0, ISO 100

Navajo Arch

Navajo Arch

Back to Arches, because I was told that this should be today’s picture.  This is from inside Navajo Arch.  We were there just after rain, so there was a small pond going on.  I was able to get past the water, thanks in part to waterproof boots and for most of the time we were hanging around this one we were the only people there, so it was clear for pictures.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 400.

Future Arches

Arches Fins

A shot out past the horn on one of the fins with some people on top for scale.  I don’t remember the geological details, but these fins come into existence when the softer rock erodes from between them and then arches come into existence when there happens to be softer rock lower in a fin that erodes leaving the arch.

I’m not a fan of heights, and even though there’s literally room to fall over and not slide off the edge out there, that was not a place I was going.

Picture taken with Canon PowerShot SX130, lens at 10.372mm* (57mm equiv), f/4.0, 1/640 sec shutter, ISO 80

* Yes, this camera records three decimal palaces.  From this we can conclude one of two things:  My $200 camera has focal length detection down to 1/65535th of it’s range, or someone at Canon did not have Mr. Paladino teach them all about significant digits.  My money’s on the latter.

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Happy St. Patrick’s day… here’s a picture that has absolutely nothing to do with that.

I posted a very similar picture previously, but this truly is a different shot.  Taken at the very tail end of sunset when only the distant mountains were catching the pink light.  Moments before you could see all the nearby rock formations at the left of the frame lit a bright orange.

It’s quite possible this would look good cropped down a bit getting rid of most or all of the lighter rock in the foreground since it’s not really interesting.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 56mm, f/8.0, 1/25 sec, ISO 100.