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Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch and a rare moment-- no crowd, nobody at all, around the arch on a summer afternoon. Arches N.P., UT; July 1997.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadWeird

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

Weird and wonderful, should be picture of the day!
Posted Nov 18, 2006 2:34 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Weird

Bob Sihler

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That would be nice! Whether it is or isn't, though, thank you!
Posted Nov 18, 2006 2:54 pm

Bob SihlerRe: It looks like a painting

Bob Sihler

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Thank you, and for the reference, too. I have to admit I know very little about art, but I do like landscape portraits, so maybe I'll check Hopper out.
Posted Nov 18, 2006 5:12 pm

Bob SihlerRe: It looks like a painting

Bob Sihler

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Thank you-- I will take a look.
Posted Nov 18, 2006 6:04 pm

tuntunWonderful

tuntun

Voted 10/10

Wonderful Dream world..Nice
Posted Dec 7, 2006 2:42 am

Matthew Van Hornjust awesome

Matthew Van Horn

Voted 10/10

I've sat right where that photo was taken from. That place is just awesome and your photo makes it seem out of this world.
Posted May 1, 2007 12:05 pm

Bob SihlerRe: just awesome

Bob Sihler

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Thank you! I used to have a vertical shot of this scene, showing the curve of the sandstone cliffs below the arch and deep shadows, but I lost both the photo and the negative (long story). Anyway, this is an awesome spot, and such a nice respite from the crowds usually all around the arch.
Posted May 1, 2007 1:08 pm

MarcsoltanNo crowds!

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

You were so lucky. I just got back from there. My wife and I started hiking 6:30 a.m. to catch the sunrise, and avoid crowds.
It was 8F, and bone chilling. Hiked fast on icy ledges and got to the arch only to find 11 Japnese tourists in tennis shoes, waiting for the sun to come up. They were nice and got out of the way for me to take about 50 shots, none as beautiful as yours.
Happy climbing,
Marc
Posted Jan 9, 2009 2:55 pm

Bob SihlerRe: No crowds!

Bob Sihler

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Thanks, Marc! You would think that heading out at dawn on a cold winter day would guarantee you the arch alone, but I guess not. That's crazy! You are right that I lucked out; when I got to the arch that day, there was the typical crowd around it. Somehow, though, they all left after a bit and I had this amazing window of solitude before the next wave arrived. It allowed me several shots of the arch from unusual perspectives. Unfortunately, I no longer have the negative or a print of my favorite shot-- a vertical from a similar perspective as this one but showing a deep, shadowed canyon below the arch.

I've been to the arch 3 times, I think. It's always got a crowd, but it's also always an amazing sight.

Cheers, Bob

P.S. I loved your shot of the first snowfall in the Palisades-- great light and composition with the drifts and the lake.
Posted Jan 10, 2009 4:02 pm

MarcsoltanRe: No crowds!

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

As to the "First snow on the Palisades", I took that shot in Nov 07, a year before I even knew of Summit Post, or even thought of ever sharing it. I pay better attention to my compostions now.
Thank you for the compliment, Bob.
Marc
Posted Jan 10, 2009 4:13 pm

IGOAmen...

IGO

Voted 10/10

....on letting someone else climb the corporate ladder. I've said it a thousand times.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 5:30 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Amen...

Bob Sihler

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Yup...In a perfect world, I'd be rich in the bank and have the mountains, but I'll settle for paying the bills and having the mountains!
Posted Jan 28, 2009 9:35 pm

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on Nov 18, 2006 12:04 am

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