It’s a hot August day in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. What I love about Arches, and the Southwest in general, is how foreign much of the terrain looks compared to the green rolling mountains to which I’m accustomed. The light is severe, the rock structures alien, and often you can see uninterrupted sky.
In this photograph, however, five immense rock fins rise up from the ground to create a staggered horizon. Beyond and above the tall, thin Entrada Sandstone formations, cotton ball clouds dot the blue sky almost like white smoke signals.
35 mm, color.
Negative scanned at 4000 DPI to create a 5607 × 3650 pixel image.
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