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Delicate Arch - Arches National Park. Utah, USA.

We hiked up to the arch on the 9th - a 1.5 mile trail (one way) with an altitude gain of about 500 feet. It was a beautiful hike... but the sky didn't cooperate. So we did it again the next day. We weren't expecting a sky like this - there were a few puffy clouds floating around. But as the sun set, this magnificent storm moved in - colored bright orange by the setting sun, with deep blue and purples hues behind. The rainbow made a fantastic secondary arch.

We hiked back in the dark. By then the clouds had cleared and the stars were at their best. The milky way was clearly visible. :) The sky never ceases to amaze me.

People are asking if my colors are real, here. When processing landscape images, my goal is to produce a final image that matches reality as closely as possible. The colors here are true.

All comments and critiques are more than welcome. Thanks in advance.

You can see more of my images at www.photographybyvarina.com.

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