Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch was caught by our cameras on a glorious Utah evening in 2002 after a series of storms passed through the Moab area. The tourists were not dressed for this festive spring occasion and left when it got cold and windy and started to spit some rain. We on the other hand were prepared and had planned for the event, and remained in warm clothes, braving the winds, only to get this amazing picture. Ellen's camera took this one. A similar version from mine hangs in our house. We had the place to ourselves, too. This was one of those amazing moments in your life you never forget.

Scan of 35mm slide photo by Ellen Ritt


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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Dec 12, 2006 11:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A magic effect ...

Thanks again. I'd say we were luck but only to a degree. I knew when it would be a good time to be there to get great light, but the clouds were a big bonus.


atthecrux - Dec 13, 2006 9:04 pm - Voted 10/10


Don't remove this shot, truly a unique view and moment in time.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Feb 13, 2007 3:53 pm - Voted 10/10


great shot! - Mar 27, 2007 2:39 am - Voted 10/10


that's a grat shot! Paolo


tonellophotography - Jun 29, 2007 6:16 pm - Voted 10/10


davvero bella

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Jun 29, 2007 7:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: :)



tanya - Feb 18, 2008 11:19 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive Photography!!!

I have seen a lot of arch's photographed but the lighting on that one is spectacular!


seth@LOKI - Jul 2, 2009 2:29 am - Voted 10/10


Drawers" was the local Cowboy name for Delicate Arch. Maggie was well known in Moab.


kteichert - Sep 23, 2009 12:39 am - Voted 10/10


Amazing shot. Did you leave the shutter open for any period of time other than just a quick click?

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Sep 23, 2009 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Exposure

It was an SLR camera with no special shutter speed involved. It was Kodachrome film, which explains the lovely reds. We still had enough light without having to get technical with the exposure. We were lucky. My wife Ellen actually took the picture.


EricChu - Dec 30, 2009 5:56 am - Voted 10/10


Such pictures are, of course, a real treasure!! I was also impressed by the story behind it you revealed to us!

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Jan 2, 2010 11:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!



RoyD - Dec 30, 2009 8:28 am - Voted 10/10

Arch to ...

Incredible capture. It seems to be an arch to ... (something really nice).


Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Jan 2, 2010 11:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Arch to ...

Thank you for your comment and stopping by.

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