Canyon Country Evening

About a hundred people huddled on a ridge in Arches National Park to take sunset photos of the famous Delicate Arch. Following an afternoon of thunderstorms, it was indeed a dramatic sky providing a background to the main attraction. As the sun dropped below the horizon and the arch faded to gray, people packed up for the twilight hike down to the trailhead. Some would not make it before dark and would have to finish up by flashlight.

To the south, however, the sun was just getting warmed up on a beautiful thunderhead. I doubt if anyone else noticed. This is one of the characteristics that separate the great photographers from the others — the instinct to turn away from the clichés and happen upon what others don’t. Putting the viewfinder to your eye doesn’t make you an observer. (Pricing Schedule D)

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