Landscape Arch

After photographing the Pine Tree Arch and the lone pine tree (both featured in “Enter Devil’s Garden”), the night ended with a short hike to Landscape Arch. Landscape Arch is located within Arches National Park (Utah) and is the longest arch of the over 2,000 cataloged arches there. It spans 306 feet, base to base. That’s 6 feet longer than a football field! Photographing the arch was a bit challenging. As of lately, there have been some large rocks/boulders falling around the arch, so the National Park Service has installed a fence that cannot be crossed to get closer to the arch. But heck, at 306 feet long, how close do you really need to be? The challenging part of capturing this arch is getting different angles or viewpoints of the arch. The “viewing area” is quite small and just doesn’t allow the freedom to re-position yourself, as you can with most other arches in the park. But even with limited views, Landscape Arch is a wonderful natural structure to photograph.

Using flashlights to “light paint” the arch and foreground, here is my favorite capture (unfortunately, clouds were really streaming in and “socking us in”, so no stars were visible):

Landscape Arch at night

In my next post, I’ll share some images of “little New York” in the park.  :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Rokinon 14mm, f/2.8 manual lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/2.8
  • Shutter 187 sec (just a tad over 3 minutes)

 

 

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Posted in 2016, Blog, Landscape Photography, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography
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