Delicate Arch

The Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Captured with the NxNW crew earlier this year, I thought this shot looked a bit more dramatic in Black and White. The Delicate Arch is the most recognized Arch in the park, standing 65 feet tall. You can get a sense of the size by having a look at the woman on the bottom left base of the arch, this really puts the size in perspective.

A couple of cool facts regarding the Arch, it has been depicted on Utah’s license plates, the Olympic torch relay for the 2002 Olympics passed through the arch, and back in 2000 a man was fined over $10,000 for lighting a fire at the base of the arch to demonstrate nighttime photography techniques. The arch was discolored in spots at the base as a result of the fire.

It was a wonderful view up there and a lucky night as well as we got to hang out with a Dave Black light painting workshop after the sun went down.

Thanks for stopping!

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. The mighty arch.

  2. In all my research I never came across the two stories about the Olympic torch or the fire, even though they seem ubiquitous now that I check. But i’m still trying to figure how the torch could pass through without someone — well — falling and dying. Looks great in black and white though.

  3. Every image I see from this trip makes me more and more jealous. Nice B&W capture Mike.

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