Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Arches National Park - Skywatch Friday

Beautiful arches and hot sun. Where are we? Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. The park claims hundreds of arches but many are very small and barely noticable. There are quite a few though that can take your breath away if you still have it after hiking in the hot desert. The best way to take in the park is to arrive very early or in the early evening or better yet do both.

Here are a couple shots that are from the same morning. It was quite a sky to witness.



Taken through Pine Tree Arch while watching bats fly overhead and land in rock crevices.




This was taken just down the trail from the last shot. The entire area has very interesting rock formations.

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17 comments:

Tranquility said...

I love how one directs your eye in towards the center and the other directs your view outward!
Both are beautiful!

Arija said...

I adore your B&W shot with the hand of God spred across the sky.

Texas Travelers said...

Photos don't get any better than this.
Can't decide which I like better.

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clairz said...

Ah, my beautiful Southwest. Thank you for sharing these incredible photos.

Audun said...

Love the first shot. Just beautiful

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Both of them great shots and yet very different. Beautiful.
Janice.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What WONDERFUL photos of lovely skies in a beautiful place. I do love Arches National Park!
Hugs and blessings,

J Bar said...

Both are brilliant.
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Snapshutter said...

Nice photos. One of these years we'll have to make it to arches.

Regina said...

Beautiful and awesome.

quilly said...

Both shots are amazing, but I like the second one the best. Clouds lit from behind seem to be favored by God and really quite spectacular.

Eric said...

WOW, the second one is simply Stunning, great capture!!!

Have a great SWF.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Great shots, very inventiv compositions.

Ecesis Factor said...

nice pics! the first is just great like an organic frame... cool!

Denise said...

Fabulous photographs. This brings back some great memories. We were in National Arches two years ago and went out one raining morning before Dawn hoping to see a beautiful sunrise anyway. We are always forever hopeful but even though the rain stopped only briefly, the sights we saw made it one of the best times we had on that vacation. National Arches is a place we are going back to one day.

dyana said...

Beautiful Photos.......

Eye catching....
Thanks for sharing with us......
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