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    Posted: 25 March 2019 at 12:56
Okay, so let's conclude what, so far, is the longest extended thread from Utah! But, for good reason - the previous thread showed Turret Arch and North and South Window Arches in later afternoon light during a relatively cloudy spell; that was all about to change for the better and shows the benefit of sticking with a location when you feel that it will come 'right' eventually...

1. The Setting Sun Makes An Appearance



2. South Window Glow



3. Lengthening Shadows



4. Through Turret Arch



5. Kissed By The Light



6. North Window - Close To Sun's Passing



7. South Window and Clouds



8. Formations After Sundown



9. The Last Sentinel



10. Moonrise



11. Crossover Hour



12. Silent Window



13. After Dark



14. Sun's Gone



This was a wonderful end to a glorious day and was one of the best days we had there. It also shows the benefit of staying around after sun down to make the most of the light that is still present around you and in the sky to bring a more gentle feel out of the whole location. Again, thanks for joining me on this particular trip and please leave comments as they are always appreciated.

Best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2019 at 19:52
Wow - this is kind of an sensational instalment of your series of sets, Neil! It contains quite a number of outstanding images - it's the magic of the light!

The golden glow in #1, #3 and #3 is fascinating and particularly in #2 it creates a three-dimensional effect that is almost breath-taking - whereas in #3 the play of the shadows is a real pleasure for the eyes!

The the dark orange colors kick in - only to be topped by the silhouette of rocks in front of a burning sky in #14. IMO #6 and #7 are superb - as are #9 and #12.

Absolutely oustanding in the set I find #5, "Kissed By The Light" - this is an enchanting view, different from the others and nevertheless summarizing them.

I can imagine what it meant to stand there - and what luck it is to have these images to return to that moment at your liking!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2019 at 22:07
Wow! Double Wow with the last being the clincher. This does it, I'm going back! And 4 and 5 and 10 - fabulous light and compositions! Balance Rock (hope it still is there) is fairly close to where you are in these if my memory from 10 or so years ago is correct so I suspect we will see it soon. By the way, for folks who have not been, these colors are real.
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What more can one say?
Magnificent images.
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Seeing these magnificent photos, the query came to mind:
Is it better to be good or is it better to be lucky?
Obviously, both are in play in the above photos, very rare!

The color offsets in the top 3 are World Class

#3 is No 1
#2 is 2
1 is 3

the following below them are excellent use of available lighting and scenery. #14 is the perfect exit photo!
thanks for all your effort in this undertaking. Speaks volumes
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A really magically progression of wonderful light Neil from the gorgeous strong yellow all the way through to the subtle orange and grey. I really like the depth you managed in #5 and #8. #4 Through the Arch I find very appealing with the distinctly different illumination of the arch and the formation beyond the arch. #14 conveys a wonderful atmosphere and perfectly reflects your description of the end of a wonderful end to a glorious day. TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2019 at 08:47
8 and 14 are my two favourites in no particular order... though all are great compositions to my eye.

A stupendous set... it must have been quite the experience just being there.

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Also, some insightful comments so congrats are due all round!
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Wow - thanks folks! Some really positive feedback here and it is greatly appreciated.

Yes - this was, perhaps, one of the best (and fullest!) days of the vacation (with only, perhaps, a couple getting close and one surpassing - that's to come) and also one of the most tiring if I'm honest. We were well acclimatized both in terms of clock changes and temperatures by this point so we were, I suppose, well into the whole trip by then.

@Coast - Joseph; you ask if it's better to be good or to be lucky? I'm tempted to fall back on the old Photographers adage - "The more images I take, the luckier I get...". It's an old phrase but so true - by this time on the vacation I seemed to 'have my eye in' and taking images came as a second nature almost.

It's also interesting to share the evening experience with a local camera club taking images there; they were very serious about it all - big tripods; lots of lenses; lots of walking about and framing in their minds eye what they were going to take; spending so long in one place looking at the changing light on just one of the Arch windows. Meanwhile, as I mentioned to Julie at the time, "That's where the real images are at the moment" - pointing to #'s 3, 5. 8, 9 and 10 which everyone, but everyone, was ignoring.

Personal favourite? I think it's #5 but I have some slightly different versions of #'s 9 and 10 which, to my mind's eye' are just as good simply because of what I can remember of the moment I took them - which is almost impossible to reproduce on an image.

Thanks again all for allowing me to indulge in this road trip - and there are some similarly interesting images to come further down the road...

Best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2019 at 14:38
Wow! Its really true -- There is nothing like the light at the "Golden Hour"!
Thanks for sharing all these photographs of your fantastic vacation here in Utah!
I think you saw more of our state in a short time than I have in a lifetime living here! You are a fortunate man, Neil! And we are very lucky that you have shared all of these beautiful photos with us!

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Beautiful images again. No way am I going to try to pick a favorite.

However - I keep expecting to see the elephants. Were they indisposed perhaps?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2019 at 16:54
Assuming your mean "Double Arch"?

Double Arch

As I understood, a scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies was filmed nearby.
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Fantastic colours and textures Neil, beautifully done. I've not seen your earlier ones, I've been away on vacation too but only returned with holiday pics on my Panasonic... which was the expectation as it was a cycling trip.

Hard to pick a favourite, you have plenty of contenders for photos to hang on your walls.
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