The Hike Back

Shirley hiking back to the car along the park road following our climb of the West Face route on Three Gossips. In the background are the massive Organ Towers (October 14, 2005).

PS I said "massive organ"...

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dadndave

dadndave - Oct 26, 2005 6:33 am - Voted 10/10

Absolutely Awesome

Amazing piece of rock archirecture.

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 11:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Absolutely Awesome

THank you very much for the overly kind words!

sorry about the park road in the foreground...

Cheers,

radek

NewDayRising

NewDayRising - Oct 26, 2005 2:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Absolutely Awesome

although the park road is a bit distracting, it leads the eye to the main attraction. great pic. i also like your pics of the 3 gossips. what kind of camera did you use?

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 5:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Absolutely Awesome

Thank you very much!

Nothing special in terms of camera - think it's Cannon Powershot (?) 4.0 Megapixel?

Charles

Charles - Oct 26, 2005 7:45 am - Voted 10/10

wow

that is really some "organ". Great lump of rock. Sandstone?



Cheers



Charles

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Oct 26, 2005 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

Re: wow

Yes, mostly Entrada sandstone, I believe.

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 11:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Charles,

thank you for your kind remarks!

Yeah, the stuff all around that area is sandstone. I'm no geologist but the term "Entrada Sandstone" is thrown around quite a bit to describe the stuff in Arches NP.

radek

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 11:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

beat me to it by about 3 sec :)

William Marler

William Marler - Oct 26, 2005 10:46 am - Voted 10/10

Wonderful view

Who would have thought that a photo with a road in it would make it to photo of the week.(•: Just kidding. This is a great shot of what looks to be a very special place. I would love to thow my pack in the car and drive there right now based on this image. Cheers William

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful view

William,

thank you very much!



I actually really do think that it might NOT be the best choice given the road in the foreground!!



Arches IS a wonderful place. Worth a visit for whatever - a climb, a hike, or even a drive thru. Amazing area!

William Marler

William Marler - Oct 26, 2005 2:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wonderful view

I was just kidding about the road. It works well in this image. As someone else has mentioned leading you to the point of interest. It is a deserving image. Cheers William

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 5:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful view

Thank you again William.

Velebit

Velebit - Oct 26, 2005 6:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful view

Great photo Radek, worth the PotW honors! As William said, this is not a typical road shot. Colors are great here, scenery fantastic, road is nice with those black curves and nice model whose shadow and big shadow in lower right corner give that extra touch!

Cheers,

Aleksandar - Sasha

rpc

rpc - Oct 27, 2005 12:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful view

Aleksandar,

thank you very much for the nice comments.

radek

rpc

rpc - Oct 26, 2005 11:04 am - Hasn't voted

I’m extremely flattered!!

Not sure if this photo deserves the top honor of the week (the road thing for one) but man - THANK you very much!!



PS must've been my clever caption :)

Zzyzx - Oct 27, 2005 12:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I’m extremely flattered!!

Are you sure it doesn't have anything to do with your wife being in it??? :P

Just kidding! Great shot of a 'massive organ'. Congratulations!

rpc

rpc - Oct 27, 2005 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I’m extremely flattered!!

Thanks Kris :)

Klenke

Klenke - Oct 27, 2005 3:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I’m extremely flattered!!

Maybe the top honor is about the attractive wife in the foreground, not the ugly (by comparison) towers in the background. Dya'ever thinka that, bub? Just think if you had been in the picture too. What critique would the picture have received then?

rpc

rpc - Oct 27, 2005 5:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I’m extremely flattered!!

Had I been in the photo, nobody would complain about the uglyass road in the foreground ;)

desainme

desainme - Oct 26, 2005 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10

It does look a bit like a layer cake

You can count on good pix from rpc and Shirley

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