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Arches National Park

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This is (in my opinion) one of the most beautiful national parks in the United States. It was stunning at sunset and twilight, had wonderful hikes, and so much to photograph it was almost overwhlelming!

Go here! You'll be glad you did! Fall was terrific for weather for us, and the blue sky was unbelievable.

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10 spots in this guide

  • South Window

    South Window

    38.6848528344, -109.532247062

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    Getting the shot

    The Windows look like a set of eyeglasses if you look at them both together. It absolutely glows at sunset!

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.
    Exposure
    1/4 sec at f/22
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    18 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
  • Turret Arch

    Turret Arch

    38.6842330904, -109.534993644

    Details

    Getting the shot

    I thought silhouettes of the formations were so awesome at Arches. Go around sunset, get all your shots, and then stay after everyone else leaves and take more!

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.
    Exposure
    1/2 sec at f/29
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    28 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
  • Twilight in the Desert

    Twilight in the Desert

    38.685338576, -109.535100933

    Details

    Getting the shot

    This is taken from near Turret Arch.

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:07 a.m.
    Exposure
    15 sec at f/16
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    18 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
  • View down Park Avenue

    View down Park Avenue

    38.6252973127, -109.599610742

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    Getting the shot

    This is a view at the entrance of Park Avenue. This is a very worthwhile short hike, and beautiful photographically.

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 14, 2010 at 4:49 a.m.
    Exposure
    1/1600 sec at f/3.5
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    18 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
  • Balanced Rock
  • Double Arch
  • Delicate Arch

    Delicate Arch

    38.7439718124, -109.500757929

    Details

    Getting the shot

    I heard this arch is the Utah state symbol (used on their license plates, etc). It is stunning at sunset, and extremely crowded because of that. Very worthwhile nevertheless, but be prepared for a lot of people, and a fairly strenuous hike.

    Do yourself a favor and get a light tripod for this one!

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 14, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.
    Exposure
    1/6 sec at f/22
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    18 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
  • Double-O Arch

    Double-O Arch

    38.7994214646, -109.620120253

    Details

    Getting the shot

    This was one of many fantastic stops on the Devils Garden trail. The trail was crowded, but again, well worth it!

    Photo info

    Date / time
    Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:05 a.m.
    Exposure
    1/100 sec at f/11
    ISO
    100
    Focal length
    21 mm
    Camera
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Lens
    Not available
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Davinder Mahal
Davinder Mahal said about

Might check this out sometime.

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