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on Nov 7, 2018 in Landscape Photography

The “Fishy” Arch

Mesa Arch
captured by Z7 / 8-15Fish

Mesa Arch is a gorgeous locale and when empty of folks, really good for the soul! Been coming to the “Arch” for one heck of a long time. Those who have never been to the “Arch”, the bottom photo gives a general idea of what the “Arch” looks like. It’s not really arch like in shape so long ago, I started shooting it with a fisheye lens. So this trip, I shot nearly entirely with the 8-15Fish(such a gorgeous Fish!). The big variance with the “Arch” over the year is the placement of the sun on the horizon, this time of year it’s nearly dead center. I personally like shooting the “Arch” long after the sun is up (and most of the folks have left) and then “pinch” the sun to get the flare. The top photo is my favorite shot from this year shooting at 14mm literally right at the edge of the rim. But it’s not my favorite “Arch” photo. That I took this morning but from a different point of view.

Mesa Arch
captured by Z7 / 8-15Fish

Shooting with the Z7 / 8-15Fish and still at 14mm, I waited until the sun was even higher in the sky. At this time, there was nobody at the “Arch” so you can stand where ever you want with no one else in the frame. With the “Arch” blocking the sun and with the very cooperative clouds, I made a simple click as what you see is exactly what came out of the Z7. For me, this simple, tranquil shot of Mesa Arch tells its story and my experience the best and my all time favorite. Still with a Fish creating my “Fishy” arch, but with the peace that such a location that is part of our wild heritage coming through.

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