Arches National Park,located on the Colorado Plateau, is a high desert region filled with sandstone formations. Lots of scrub vegetation and wildflowers can be found in this park. This area is known as the Paradox Basin of the Colorado Plateau. The view that can be seen in my photo is located in the Windows section. This particular view is opposite of the North Window and is called the Elephants Parade but only seen at the far end of it and I am showing the vast wilderness area of the Plateau. The sky is stormy because later in the morning there was a thunder and lightning storm.
At this time I was still getting use to my digital camera and was using the automatic setting alot (hence the f4 aperture). I have since been acquainting myself with the manual settings on my camera but I still think this is a decent photograph.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.
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dale54 (8054) 2012-02-12 11:56
karen hi,great work,great shot!amazing FG to this shot!nicely taken, tfs! have a great week! dr
photoray (13981) 2012-02-17 7:18
Fine composition for focusing on the gnarly tree trunk, instead of one of the National Park's iconic stone arches.
And the subdued lighting is natural, Well done,
Sonata11 (33863) 2012-02-20 20:14
wonderful composition and great famework as well. The landscaping is marvelous with the dry wood of branch in the FG. A very spectacular panorama. I like it a very much so. Colors, sharpness, clarity POV and DOF are wonderful. Awesome work. My congratulation. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-29 14:28
Very nice capture of the rain cloud unfortunately it is too late for this tree. Such as life in the desert. Simple but effective composition. I like the lighting and it has wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
cavli (1876) 2012-03-13 5:19
Nice picture with warm colors. a nice presentaition of the desert. tfs
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-20 23:47
Hello Karen! Very, very impressive photo, very good idea with a beautiful perspective! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
Waylim (25502) 2012-03-21 17:51
It is always a pleasure to see such beautiful landscape of the U.S. desert. I personally think there are not enough people from the U.S. visiting this area but many from other countries do. I'm not complaining, the less people the better for me :) Just a little bewildered, people from CA don’t seem to go pass Las Vegas. You did a good job here with the low light cloudy condition. Perhaps maybe even to you benefit, the light can be too strong here sometimes. Beautiful composition the inclusion of the tree trunk adds depth as well as enhancing your composition.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-23 14:08
Beautiful colors thrive in this photo. Excellent lighting and the POV is pleasing, very pleasing Karen. Great Job!!
Have a great weekend and TFS............Buddy
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-23 6:52
le tue foto aventi per soggetto vari luoghi e manifestazioni degli USA sono molto belle, come ho potuto rilevare oggi visitando la tua gallery.
Questa però mi ha colpito in maniera particolare per lo stupendo contrasto tra il cielo cupo e la terra desertica di questo parco nazionale dove il verde di questi cespugli riesce a dare una certa vivacità al terreno desertico.
Una foto molto ben fatta anche per la buona nitidezza che permette di ammirare ogni particolare e per il bel punto di vista che evidenzia molto bene la vegetazione di questo particolare luogo.
Complimenti anche per il colore ottimamente gestito e saturato nella migliore delle maniere.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1926)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon Powershot Sx100
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Iconic Western USA National Parks photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 9:46