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Delicate Arch
I'm starting to catch up with the photos from my US trip last october. This is just one of 50 or so shots I took of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, as we waited for the sun to do down. There must have been over a hundred or people waiting for that moment, many of whom were intend of getting shots of their friends doing daft things in the arch itself, much to the consternation of the "proper" photographers who just wanted a natural shot without people in the frame.
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Filename:IMG_6842_copy_2000px.jpg
Album name:alanuk / Four Corners, USA
Keywords:Arches National Park Delicate Arch October 2013 USA Utah
Editing Performed:Hue/saturation adjustments. Some dodging of the shadows. Sharpened with Topaz InFocus.
ISO:100
File Size:966 KB
Date added:May 16, 2014
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Date Time:2014:05:16 20:41:11
DateTime Original:2013:10:13 17:52:48
DateTime digitized:2013:10:13 17:52:48
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SteveT  [May 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM]
Very dramatic image, nice deep colour with the sky giving it a surreal look, the people although a distraction do add to the sense of scale , like it a lot very well taken and presented
JOHN  [May 17, 2014 at 05:03 PM]
I can understand the frustration here, but I think this photo is as much about the GUs as anything, would it ever be possible to get a shot without them? I doubt it. The arch looks rather unstable to me, but perhaps it is stronger than it looks, I hope it is anyway.
But a good photo none the less, full of detail, no idea where this arch is; I did not see it on my visit a few years ago.
Beermonsta  [May 19, 2014 at 07:55 PM]
A stunning location, great colours in the rock and the sky, which is very dramatic, the GU do give the image scale but I can understand your frustrations, and with your editing skills I am sure many of them will vanish too.
Helen  [May 20, 2014 at 06:01 PM]
A fabulous sky set against the colour of the arch certainly sets the scene perfectly. The Guy under the arch shows how high the arch actually is in scale to him. There is nothing more frustrating when people are in the way all the time when trying to take a photo, especially one like this which is something special.
George  [May 20, 2014 at 06:14 PM]
Who needs 3D glasses with a shot like this, oooodels of depth, gorgeous colours and a sky to die for.
OK the GU are a bit of an intrusion but certainly give scale to the shot, excellent work sir, luv it.
Mazda_Man  [May 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM]
A well seen picture and the people involved are, to me, essential to give the picture some scale. I bet you got some great pics using the arch close up as a frame for some pictures! By the look of it, in one direction only though.
Photojunkie  [Jun 03, 2014 at 11:22 AM]
Apologies for lateness on this Alan, Those colours are so dramatic and unusual - I/we never get to see such deep colours as these and I suspect they are brighter earlier in the day? - I love those snowcapped mountain range in the background as well - wonderful! Bet everyone was taking a pic of that guy in the archway!