The Windows in Arches National Park

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Comments (18)

DeEtte Fisher on March 26, 2008

Wonderful shot, Marilyn! Two arches in one photo...amazing. I will definitely need to talk my husband into a trip to Eastern Utah sometime soon. ;-)

Cheers! DeEtte

Miša M. on March 27, 2008

Thanks for sharing this beautiful shot Marilyn of such unique place, which I will include in my favorites collection.

If I were you, I'd rather name it The Eyes of Castle Valley, since those two close arches looks like eyes to me.

It's good you map it, so if I get a chance to visit Utah.......

Greetings, Miša.

©junebug on March 27, 2008

What a spectacular sight, Marilyn! It's a wonderful picture! Cheers, Anne

Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 27, 2008

Great capture Marilyn. Just love the contrast between sky and desert.

Regards, Tom

Marilyn Whiteley on March 27, 2008

I appreciate your comments, DeEtte, Miša, Anne, and Tom.

Panoramio has some beautiful pictures of this formation taken shortly before sunset. It glows in the low light of the sun! Originally we planned to return to Arches to enjoy the late afternoon sunlight, but we were so enthralled by the views at nearby Canyonland National Park that we didn't.

At first I wasn't going to post this less dramatic shot, but eventually I decided that the side lighting was rather nice. (Panoramio also includes some very dull shots with flat lighting, and this is certainly not flat!)

Greetings, Marilyn

Madidi on March 27, 2008

This is a beautiful shot Marilyn: the sky and desert really compliment each other.

It's hard to settle on which of your desert photos to comment on first: each time I go back to your latest page there's more to look at!!



Marilyn Whiteley on March 27, 2008

Thank you, Sean. It's difficult to decide what to upload! The whole area is so beautiful that it's hard to go wrong taking pictures. Regards, Marilyn

Pepe Triton on March 28, 2008

Nature windows! Nice.

Marilyn Whiteley on March 28, 2008

Yes, Pepe, sometimes nature gives me windows!!

BWS's ghost on March 30, 2008

great shot, marilyn! i really like the lighting and clouds :) they also call these 2 "the spectacles" ;) cheers, brian

Marilyn Whiteley on March 30, 2008

Again thanks. While I was there I recognized the resemblance without knowing the name. It might have been fun to title the picture "Shades"! Cheers, Marilyn

ai savery on April 15, 2008

This has a very nice feel to it, Marilyn. I like the unusual almost half and half composition of earth/sky, and also the very subtle lighting. Not the usual over-rich red of that area that the sun usually brings out. Maybe it is too early in the year for it to be sunburnt ;)? Greetings, alicia

Marilyn Whiteley on April 15, 2008

Thanks for your comment, Alicia, especially regarding the lighting. Panoramio has some gorgeous "sunburnt" shots of this pair of arches. It also has some less-than-gorgeous shots where the rocks are flat and pale, or back-lit in a way that does not do them justice. I didn't post this as early as I did some pictures of the area, but looking at some not-too-successful shots made me appreciate the lighting during our visit. (Regarding composition, it suggests to me the limitations of "rules"!) Greetings, Marilyn

Giorgio Sari on July 18, 2008

it glorifies nature,regards **Giorgio*

Marilyn Whiteley on July 28, 2008

I'm sorry I'm late in thanking you, Giorgio. I'm glad you like it. Greetings, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on July 28, 2008

Many thanks, Giorgio. Greetings, Marilyn

Michael Morenz on May 30, 2009

Another good photo. I really like it. Great shot. Greetings Michael

Marilyn Whiteley on June 17, 2009

Thanks, Michael. It's a remarkable place! Greetings, Marilyn

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