To be honest, I have not even had a chance to review all images from my Utah trip yet. One of the reasons is probably my frustration over the lost 8 GB of photographs, because of my own stupidity. I was so tired on the day we came back from the trip, that I completely forgot that I had photos from the last two days of the trip stored on one of the 8 GB flash cards that I had in my bag. I copied everything but that one card and never checked all of the images, assuming that I had everything.
Last Sunday we photographed a wedding and I happened to format and use that exact same card that contained the last two days of the Utah trip. I found out about it after we came home from the wedding and it was very painful to realize that those images are gone forever. I had plenty of great pictures on that card, including some sunrise pictures of the Dead Horse Point.
Oh well, next time I will know better!
Anyway, just wanted to show you a sunset image of the popular Delicate Arch that is proudly displayed on all license tags of Utah cars:
I have plenty of different versions, but this one was taken from a slightly different angle from the top and therefore looks a little different compared to the popular versions, where the sky is visible through the arch.
This one was taken after the sunset:
One thing that was extremely annoying, was the fact that hikers did not care about the us – photographers and would not leave the arch area at sunset even for a second. I requested people to wait, but they wouldn’t listen… They would pose in front of the arch one after another, sometimes coming back several times to take more pictures. Those who did not take pictures just enjoyed spending time under the arch, looking around and taking their time.
That’s the bad thing about photographing a popular spot…it was like a zoo with people who just did not give a damn. And this is despite the fact that there is a note that asks people not to block the view of the arch for others.