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Delicate Arch at sunset

Delicate Arch is located in Arches National Park in Utah. It's approximately a 3-mile round trip hike over a slick rock path to reach this arch. When Tina and I finally arrived at the top, it was a breathtaking experience. Seeing this elegant shape located at the top above a curvy orange rock basin and against the Manti-La Sal Mountains in the background was truly a magnificent sight. About 20 minutes after sunset is when the arch takes on this beautiful red color, depicted in this photo. And, it only lasts a very short time. After taking a few meter readings to obtain the right exposure, I quickly captured the fleeting image. The mile and half descent in the dark proved to be very interesting, as we tried not walking off the side of the cliff. Thank goodness I brought flashlights.

Camera: Mamiya 7 II rangefinder with Fuji Velvia 50 ASA film
Size of print: ( W ) 15" x (H) 11-11/16"
Size of mat: ( W ) 20" x (H) 24"
Limited Edition 50

Photographs are printed digitally using archival quality inks and premium luster paper. Archival 6-ply, off-white, beveled cut, front mat with archival foam core back. Photographs are signed and numbered by the artist using archival quality pigment ink.

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