Having a hell of a time irl lately and this picture just hit me like a ton of bricks. I've been staring at it for the past 10 minutes and it's the first pic I've ever saved from this subreddit. Thank you.
Absolutely incredible. Unearthly, uncanny.
This is at Mesa Arch in the Amazing Canyonlands in Utah, which is a short trail from the parking lot. If you are going to try to get this shot, I recommend getting there SUPER early (maybe sleeping in your car) and staking your turf with your tripod in the darkness like I did. Theres only about a six-foot square where you can get this specific composition.
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I've ridden/driven past this spot probably a half a dozen times but never actually stopped. Next time I'll be sure to stop.
Currently live in Georgia but am from Utah. It’s funny to hear people on flights say how barren Utah looks (of course as you fly in over the great salt lake) but where Georgia is green and tropical, it all tends to look the same whereas Utah has a very diverse environment. Beautiful Wasatch mountains, Zion, Bryce and Monument Valley, Lake Powell to name a few, all unique in their own right. And then you also get snow to change the scenery. Utah is very beautiful and and an outdoor paradise. I’m still adjusting to living in the forest in Georgia and not being able to see more than 1/4 mile in front of me.
Great shot! I love canyonlands, just came from there. :)
Loved Canyonlands. I was under that Arch a few months back.
Something about this is just very calming
Holy shit does it really look that blue in person? That's incredibly beautiful.
I've seen lots of pictures from this angle so I know it's quite a popular spot, but my question is is there any garbage around this spot? I hate going to a nice scenic spot and seeing that some cunts left their shit on the ground. I'd even go out of my way to pick it up anyway even if I wasn't the cunt that tossed it.
It must nice being up there all alone in nature.
Well there are so many you really have to pick and choose. Unless you have an RV and a month. I just go by which looks like it's a more unique visual experience than the others. Tho all unique in their own way of course. But if you've just spent a day looking at canyons I'd say Bryce or arches would seem like good choices. But I guess you have to see to each park in person to fully appreciate.
This pic would have been so much more beautiful with the full sky over the canyon foreground in front of, rather than with the "everybody and their brother's" shot of the arch as a frame.