Park Avenue

I find it ironic that my favorite photo from Arches National Park was a canyon, and my favorite photo from Canyonlands National Park was an arch.

This is a photo looking down Park Avenue, a long stretch of sandstone that is reminiscent of the skyscrapers on Park Avenue in New York. We got there about 9:00 a.m., so the light was still interesting enough to cast some cool shadows and add a little depth. This place is a photographers dream! If one can be up early to catch the sunrise or stay out later for a sunset, these red rocks are amazing. Alas, sunrise and sunset happens roughly the same time right now as breakfast and dinner. Kids are much more concerned about sustenance than golden hour!
Beautiful shot. Great tones, and love the desert sky in this shot with the puffy little clouds. I love this region so much. And you are right, the shadows give a lot of great depth. I really like how your DOF gives that small window " pocket" at the end of the canyon.
posted April 9th, 2014  
Fabulous tones and focus! What a place!
posted April 9th, 2014  
Fav
posted April 9th, 2014  
How majestic!
posted April 9th, 2014  
Instant fav. I was there for two weeks in 2004 and it was one of the best trips I ever took.
posted April 9th, 2014  
Wow....stunning. Someday....someday I'll get to visit a place like this. Fav
posted April 9th, 2014  
Fantastic capture!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I'm so excited to see this and read your remarks because my husband and I plan to be there in May. Fav for me!!!
posted April 9th, 2014  
Beautiful capture.
posted April 9th, 2014  
Terrific shot, Caryn...simply stunning.
posted April 9th, 2014  
Sorry, but I can't resist sharing photos from our trip there last October. You did a good job capturing the size of these majestic stone fins. http://rosswalkerphotos.blogspot.com/2013/12/arches-national-park-utah.html
posted April 10th, 2014  
I love the irony in that! Gorgeous shot. There are no words to describe the beauty at these parks, are there?!
posted April 10th, 2014  
Fabulous! We missed this when we were in the Southwest. Made it to Monument Valley, though.
posted April 10th, 2014  
Hi Caryn, Could you please send me you email address? I have a request from a group of 365ers. I am at idbearlakers@msn.com. Thanks.
posted April 10th, 2014  
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