The majesty and geological beauty of the Arches area began to expand to the public in 1923, when Hungarian born prospector living nearby - Alexander Ringhofer wrote the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad about its unique landscape. Frank A. Wadleigh the Railroad's passenger traffic manager accompanied by photographer George L. Beam photographed the numerous arches, and suggested to National Park Service director Stephen T. Mather to make the area a National Monument. A succession of government investigators led to its National Monument approval in 1929 under President Herbert Hoover. It was not until 1969 that it was changed from National Monument to National Park under President Richard Nixon.
This image is of the Windows section including the Turret Arch on the right. It is rewarding to saunter from the parking area around the back side of the two giant Windows arches to Turret Arch and other photogenic fins and monoliths.
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Silvio1953 (154001) 2014-03-22 8:30
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic natural monument, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jhm (160851) 2014-03-22 8:34
This are real specially rocks with these nice openings.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (33714) 2014-03-22 8:49
Can you see a face in this? Those arches are really the shape of eyes and the rock is like a big bulbous nose. Today you present this place as windows, again reminding me of my last comment about the rock hewn city in the sky. The people in this add a really cool sense of scale, showing how huge these are.
Thanks as always
emka (107671) 2014-03-22 23:51
Amazing view of the arches windows. How funny look the tiny figures. very nice composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-03-22 23:53
A lovely photo with a excellent choise of POV. The exposure is very good and the colors look very natural.
ikeharel (79099) 2014-03-25 3:54
Fantastic series of photo from the Moab desert, Ray.
Here we see how big the archs are, people hike uphill's gave excelent scale about the size of the place.
Endless photography opportunities, a small heavn for that matter.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-03-29 12:42
Hola Ray, reading about your prefered country?
Super interesting composition showing more rocks this time with people ( seems like ants) to gice ideea of the incredible size
Good ( my idea) to present this with true colors