Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Arches National Park near Moab, Utah

It's a hot August day in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. What I love about Arches, and the Southwest in general, is how foreign much of the terrain looks compared to the green rolling mountains to which I'm accustomed. The light is severe, the rock formations alien, and you can see the horizon and largely uninterrupted sky. This view through the North Window arch is one of my favorite photos I've ever taken.

The rock that forms the lower right of the North Window arch fills nearly half the frame on the diagonal. To its left, white puffy clouds dominate the blue sky that fills the upper portion of the photograph. A strip of desert full of green scrub brush and distant rock formations takes up the lower left corner of the shot.

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