Continuing from yesterday’s post…
After leaving Zion I spent another night in St. George and the next morning I drove out eastward to the other side of Utah. This took most of the day but the route along I-15 and I-70 was beautiful, as it passes through broad, flat valleys flanked by mountains miles off to each side.
I arrived in Moab, the town on the edge of Arches National Park, late that afternoon. With some color film loaded in my Minolta Autocord I went up to the formation known as the Spectacles to watch the sunset. I know this site focuses on monochrome, but the red color of the rocks demands an exception. The size of these arches is not apparent until you start walking towards them and see tiny people walking around beneath them.
If I thought I wouldn’t get a ticket and hadn’t already paid for a room with a nice hot shower, I could’ve slept under the stars up there. The sky was very clear, the air was cool, and coyotes howled in the distance. Nearby some digital photgraphers were imaging star trails with long exposures.
The next day I drove around the park like a complete tourist and shot photos of the various marvels. Back near the Spectacles there was another formation of arches in an amazing 3D arrangement that looked like something from an art school. Of course, it is huge, as you can see from the people in the photo.
I spent the whole day driving around, getting out, walking and taking pictures. The rest of these photos are scans of black and white prints I made. Not much to say except that I can’t wait to go back some day.
Hope you enjoy looking at these, and check back soon!