Arches has a great many famous locations that people visit. I visit those same locations too as views like Delicate Arch are truly awesome.
I also like to get off the beaten path and try to find images others have not. I posted some views of the red rock country a couple of weeks ago that showed some of the Park Avenue area in hopefully a different way.
This post is hopefully something different too.
I found this rock several years ago on a visit to Arches and kept thinking there was an image here. I made several attempts at it but never could get the right light.
This last trip I decided to give it another go. I had somewhat struck out with trying to get magic light here,so I decided to try seeing what I could get in monochrome during the day.
I set up the camera and made a couple of exposures on Efke 25. I also set about trying to get a color image and did one on Velvia.
I figured the Efke would handle the scene better but I think I liked what the Velvia did that day.
I have to say I really like this location but this was still not the potential for what the area has. I have worked on getting a night image here on a couple of occasions but even that has been more miss than hit. I have never been able to get a film image here. I did however make a night image with my digital camera that I like.
I would love to be able to do an image like this with the large format camera but just do not think it will be possible. I have no lens that goes close enough to this wide and the exposure would run into the hours. So for now I think this is about the best I can get it.
I call it The Forge of Odin.