Mesa Arch is an amazing thing, apparently made for photographers. Facing east, you get wonderful sunrises, illuminating the underside of the arch, while the whole thing is at the edge of a large cliff, giving you a wonderful view over the Canyonlands National Park, towards the Manti-La Sal Mountains, where the sun will rise.
Unless there is fog and you have no view whatsoever. This happens rarely enough, but it did when I was there. So, what to do? Looking for something different, of course. Waiting was a good decision. The fog was thinning, a bit of the morning sun eventually came through. No directional light, but enough to add some colours. At the same time, I was wandering around, looking at shapes rather than vistas, and ended up with this picture being my favorite one. It became that one because of the lone Utah Juniper in the distance. Curiously enough, when I was there the next morning (I did want to see the grand morning vista, and most likely that picture will be here next on my photostream), the entire scene looked differently. Especially with that lone Juniper, which you couldn't make out any longer like here, with the background suddenly visible. Quite amazing how the weather can influence the perception you get from places.
Getting technical: Tokina 11-16 on my Nikon D300, at f8, ISO 200 resulting in 1/160s exposure time.