An eye to the sky, Arches National Park

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Comments (17)

Syl de Canada on March 15, 2008

Hello Marilyn How are you? This is a wonderful shot, I love it, I would like to be there. It is a beautiful composition. Greetings from Canada ;) Sylvie

Madidi on March 15, 2008

Great shot Marilyn: who needs a fish-eye lens!


Daniela Brocca on March 16, 2008

Hi Marilyn,like Sylvie I would like to be there,and many others too:D.This is a great shot! Ciao,Daniela

Ryan Calhoun on March 16, 2008

Beautiful photo, Marilyn. Lovely colors both in sunlight and shadow, and the glimpse of clouds brings the clean fresh air right out of the picture.


Marilyn Whiteley on March 17, 2008

Thank you, Sylvie, Sean, Daniela, and Ryan.

I waited in a more conventional photo location while various tourists climbed up under the arch to take pictures of one another in silly poses. I got tired of waiting and moved on just a bit farther. Then, unexpectedly, I had a moment of opportunity for a less conventional view.


jose vazquezjosedeme… on March 18, 2008

Muy buena Marilyn,,,

Un saludo.

Marilyn Whiteley on March 18, 2008

Gracias, Jose. Saludos, Marilyn

Miša M. on March 21, 2008

Well framed Marilyn. At the first sight, it gives an impression of a reflection in someone's eye. Good job!

Marilyn Whiteley on March 21, 2008

Thank you, Misa. Sometimes a not-so-good situation (too many tourists, not enough energy to climb to get the traditional view) can have happy results!

Rene Ramon on March 22, 2008

An eye on the world beyond. You did it again Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on March 22, 2008

Thanks, René. This is a photo that surprised me--pleasantly--when I looked at it later!

jadransko on March 24, 2008

Incredible shot! YELLOW STAR! Cheers, EDITA :)

Marilyn Whiteley on March 30, 2008

Many thanks, EDITA. Cheers, Marilyn

Eva Kaprinay on April 26, 2008

Very nice, :-) cheers Eva

Marilyn Whiteley on May 22, 2008

Thanks, Eva. I'm glad you like it. Cheers, Marilyn

give_it_all_ on December 20, 2009

I love this photo. I am quite sure this is the same rock that Lee Frost has used in his book Landscape Photography. His was up the rock and a bit to the right I believe. Looks like it was a great trip!

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2010

Thank you, giveitall. It's a striking rock formation, and I envy the before-sunset light in two of the photos above a map. But we have to do our best with what we've got! Yes, it was a great trip.

Greetings from Guelph.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 14, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/03/14 11:46:25
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash