Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Visiting Arches National Park: SkyWatch Friday

Greetings from Moab, Utah

I have spent the last couple days exploring the hot deserts of Utah mostly in Arches National Park. Birds are somewhat scarce but we have seen many Black-throated Sparrows, a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, and my first Canyon Wren after hearing this bird about 30 different times in the past. The landscape is very beautiful during the mornings and evenings and has been good for photography.


A desert canyon about an hour after sunrise.

After shooting the sunset I was driving out of the park and came upon this scene. These were the best clouds in the park this evening.

Pine Tree Arch. The sun really turns the rocks a nice red color during sunrise and sunset.

17 comments:

Tabib said...

Nice lighting and great landscape photos.

Kelly said...

The photos are wonderful...must be awesome to see it in person!

Eric(SWF Holland) said...

Wow, the first one looks like an old westernmovie!!!! great post!! Well done!!

Have a nice SWF

Greatings from NL

koala said...

Great angle at that last photo. I like to find a natural frame for my shots too.

erin said...

very nice captures...the first is beautiful.
have a fab weekend.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Great Shot
Happy skywatching

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great skywatch shots. All great but I love the framing of the last shot.

Calm Energy said...

Glorious Earth...
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this park! ~Maria

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful images!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Really great shots! The first and last one look like they could be postcards.

Light and Voices said...

I have put Arches National Park on my bucket list. Your photos are so picture perfect like postcards in a five and dime store.
Joyce

Arija said...

What a perfectly beautiful place! Great shots.

Quiet Paths said...

I really like the composition in these; I love this area. Wonderful post.

Wren said...

Beautiful country, and you've captured it well. The photos show a nice progression in changing light, and the composition in the last one is great!

Ruth said...

Great pictures. I would frame the last and put it on my wall. Spectacular colour and composition.

Dewdrop said...

Gorgeous! I love the framing. I love the layers of color. Outstanding.

Maria Berg said...

Very good photo, well compost and good light. MB Now you have to show us more of the birds you seen.