Sharing moments in time…

More Arches National Park


This was from our second afternoon at Arches.  This area is characterized by a multitude of pinnacles rising from the desert floor.  You can hike in the valleys but either need a guide or you have to attend an orientation session to ensure that you don’t get lost in the valleys.  The first photo is a wide shot that includes some of the surrounding scenery.  The different colors are stunning in person.

a sculpture in Orange...

The second picture again is to provide some perspective.  If you look along the top of the red rock ridge line, you will see a “V”, or notch, in the spires.  To the right of that notch there are two spires topped in lighter rock.  Nothing there right?  To the contrary, this blown up photo shows 4 people who have climbed the rocks.  They are still small but compare the two pictures to get an idea of the real size of these formations.  Can you spot all four?

Tiny People

19 responses

  1. Hi Scott, love your pics, could see them on my blogrol…can’t see them here though… too bad; maybe you can fix that?

    February 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

    • Joanna – Thanks….but not sure why you can’t see the pics – I don’t know of anyone else having an issue and I have tried it on several e-devices here and can see them. Not sure what to try to fix?

      February 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      • I can see them now…don’t know what was wrong in the first place…still beautiful pictures 😉

        February 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  2. Wonderful! I know what you mean about the stunning colors in rock layers such as these. Seems as though photos can never do them proper justice. But yours are giving me much the idea!

    February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    • Thanks Peggy – I consider it a great compliment to be able to capture any part of the spectacle that these areas exude.

      February 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  3. Nature is so beautiful – and you capture it so well.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Thanks Colline – Landscape photography is not something I do very often so it’s nice to get that feedback

      February 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  4. These are so gorgeous and wonderful. Thank you…and thanks for pointing out the people…amazing.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    February 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    • Siggi,
      We couldn’t believe they were up there either – and it was getting late in the afternoon. Don’t know how they made it down

      February 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  5. Scott – the expanse is just infinite. You’ve definitely done justice in showing the size of the rocks. I can spot a black dot on the right of the V in the 2nd photo – are they the people? If only they were wearing a striped sweater as in Where’s Wally!

    February 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    • Thanks Marina – maybe tripods do help. There are actually four people – 3 just below the small V formed by the lighter shaded rocks in the second photo and then a fourth silhouetted against the background in the dark shadow off to the right….

      February 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      • oh yeah, I see them! I receive a tripod recently – did I tell you? I will definitely be trying it out soon 🙂

        February 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      • Marina,
        You did tell me that – congrats! This is the first I used mine and I liked it. I also just got a gimbal head for mine that I will use in Alaska this summer.

        February 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      • gimbal head… hmmm, let me look up that word 😉

        February 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      • Its a head that allows you to balance a large lens so its easier to track moving targets like wildlife.

        February 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      • cool! looking forward to seeing those photos! But first, Fiji 🙂

        February 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      • Actually, I might have a surprise trip added next week….more as it firms up….

        February 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  6. obrienspix

    Very nice shots.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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