Delicate Arch

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Delicate Arch.
I would venture to say that the most recognizable natural rock formation in the U.S. has to be Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. It is and or was on license plates for the state, graces calendars, magazines and such everywhere. It is fitting that it is on everything because it is spectacular! It stands 65 feet and is a free standing arch versus being on the side or within a larger rock. It is nice 1.5 mile hike that has a vertical gain of 480 feet to see it. Did I mention the first 3/4 of a mile seem flat compared to the next 3/4 mile. I would recommend eating dinner more than 1/2 hour before hiking the trail. We had our chicken kickin’ to get out but it stayed fortunately. It is well worth the hike. I strongly recommend that if you are not someone with a lot of patience, you go with a very open mind. You will have to wait or time your images between one of the 200 folks that hiked up there with you to see the arch. Seeing the La Sal Mountains behind the arch with a snow cap was a huge bonus and makes visiting in the spring or winter best.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure Mode, f11, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/25th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron
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2 Responses to “Delicate Arch”

  1. Beautiful as always!

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