Delicate Arch

So on our second trip to Arches National Park, we decided go where we couldn't the last time: Delicate Arch. This arch is one of the most famous in the park, and is also one of the state symbols, and is used on Utah licence plates.

 

This is the eastern side of the arch; most people were on the other, western side (which is the side you want to be for sunset), but if you're ever here in the morning, remember to come around on this side.

 

Not only is the light/color better, as this side is receiving the morning rays from the sun, but also, this side (1) has a lot fewer people––indeed, until I set up my tripod and started taking pictures on this steep slope, nobody was there, and (2) because of this slope, it's easier to keep humans out of your frame :-)

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Taken on August 17, 2012