The final approach to Delicate Arch. I like how this conveys it's just you and the great outdoors. Realistically, around the corner was about 40 people waiting to photograph Delicate Arch.
I printed this in 11x14 which requires a portion to be cropped. I cropped part of the right hand rocks and kept the expansive view.
In a large print it's like you're there.
The hike said "strenous" and the long, twisty descent down the stairs showed they meant it. Fortunately, the trail is a loop and you don't have to come back up ALL of those stairs.
Crab Tree falls is the reward for the hike. A long exposure and some dust on the lens to highlight the sun, combine to make a great photo right ouf of the camera.
Crab Tree falls is located on the BlueRidge Parkway in North Carolina.