Thursday was my last full day in Moab proper so I went into Arches to see if I could get a few more photos. As expected there were lots of folks around but I managed to pretty much get people-free shots.
I really wanted to get at least 1 photo of Double Arch and was rewarded with more than 1 nice one. Including a rather unique one a reflection of the arches in a puddle.
Another place I stopped was Park Avenue, a canyon with a trail through it. I didn’t do the hike but got some nice shots of the canyon walls and vista.
Park Avenue vista
The clouds gain provided wonderful accents to the deep blue sky. The wide angle lens has been so useful this trip, needless to say the polarizing filter makes things really pop.
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Arrived at Riverside Oasis RV park in Moab Sunday May 5 in the afternoon. Got settled in and took a quick drive to Arches NP, just a couple of miles up the road. Mostly went to get a map and a bit of a feel for the layout. The drive, views, buttes and bridges are spectacular. Monday morning I was in the park shortly after 8 am to take a few photos but it was very cloudy so I didn’t stay long. In the evening, after a cold mid day rain I headed back into the park. Got a few shots with evening light and watched as a storm moved in. I decided to stay where I was and wait out the storm, glad I did because it made for some nice photos.
Balanced Rock with storm clouds moving in
Turret Arch in the rain
Balanced Rock, after the storm
Tuesday morning I left the rv park at 0630 to get some more early shots, good thing I did. The clear sky and clouds made for some great shots but I could see clouds moving in yet again. Temps were in the high 40s with a wind and I hadn’t prepared for that so I left.
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