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shoot today for it may be gone tomorrow

While in my 2003 Arches folder yesterday, I found images of a tree that was no longer standing by Balanced Rock when we visited last year. It proves the point that we need to shoot it when we see it! I would have loved another chance to shoot the tree in sweet light but at least I was able to document it.

Balanced Rock Tree – converted to B/W using Photoshop’s B/W adjustment layer.
Arches National Park Tree

Tech info: 15mm lens on a Canon 10D.

dueling blogs

One of my shooting buddies, Barry White, just started a blog. I’ve been giving him a hard time about it for several years so it’s about time! Welcome Barry 🙂

His photo today is very similar to my first shot of Balanced Rock so I thought I’d post mine. My shot was taken on October 7th, 2003. (I like Barry’s shooting angle better than mine). I was with him when he shot his (2009) so I know he did an HDR. Mine is just a single shot but I did “Topaz it Up” a bit 🙂

balanced rock in arches national park

Our images remind me of a favorite “What the Duck” strip.

rainy day photos

Tuesday was a rainy day but we did have about two hours of shooting time in the morning.
The first three images are from Courthouse Wash in Arches National Park.




The next two were captured with a Lensbaby in Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park.



And here is a Jerusalem Cricket! This guy is huge! They’re usually only out at night but
I think the rain might have flooded him out. We’d never seen one so it was a real treat!
(spotted on a parking lot in Arches)