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Delicate Arch in Arches National Park at sunset after a cloudy day.

After an uphill walk to a rim from which you can have a nice view at this amazing product of erosion, we found lots of other people waiting for sunset. However, many clouds were blocking the sun and a number of people already gave up the hope for a nice sunset and left the spot.

We decided to stay and enjoy the view - with or without sun - and our patience was rewarded with a "Just In Time" sunset with a beautiful background of rainclouds and even a miniature rainbow. The sun shouldn't have broken through the clouds a bit later, otherwise no sunlight would have shone on the arch (see the shadows already at the base of the arch).

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Additional Photos by Michael Gan (Michael_Gan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 532 W: 68 N: 698] (2776)
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