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Landscape arch

This is 'Landscape arch',the longest natural arch in the world, at 290ft, in Arches National Park, Utah, U.S.A. An amazing piece of natural sculpture. You are not allowed to get close up to this now, since three large pieces fell off it in the 90's, one of which was actually captured, by a photographer,as it happened! Fortunately no one was injured. You can see where it fell from, just to the right of the narrowest part of the arch.The worry now is,how long will it last....


 
 
 
 

Landscape arch

This is 'Landscape arch',the longest natural arch in the world, at 290ft, in Arches National Park, Utah, U.S.A. An amazing piece of natural sculpture. You are not allowed to get close up to this now, since three large pieces fell off it in the 90's, one of which was actually captured, by a photographer,as it happened! Fortunately no one was injured. You can see where it fell from, just to the right of the narrowest part of the arch.The worry now is,how long will it last....


 
 
 
 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Dec 2013, 00:12
It is a stunning thing, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Ray,I would have liked to get closer,it wasn't easy to capture.
I am liking this Frank.
Frank L Croston.: I am liking that you do,Bud.
This looks so gorgeous! I'm glad we waited for the sun to be in just the right spot! smile
Frank L Croston.: Me too,but if I had to hang about with anyone....smile
Superb framing and your timing was everything in this one Frank....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 13 Dec 2013, 06:35
This is both pretty & precarious Frank, the nearest comparison I can think of is Durdle Door in Dorset
Frank L Croston.: There are similarities,Chris.
beeeeeeeautiful shot, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ayush.
Awesome again..

Always nice seeing people whoe appreciate Geology...

Its a talent like me that you also have...

hahahaha
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Preyi.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2013, 07:17
It would be such a shame for it not to last, Frank. I wonder how long it's been there thus far?

This reminds me of the Old Man of the Mountain cliff face in New Hampsire, which I had the good fortune to see before it collapsed in 2003. These things do happen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_of_the_Mountain
Frank L Croston.: I suppose it is just a natural progression,Ginnie, I don't know its age,but there will be lots of noughts in it. smile
A blessing from the sun > peeking > gives this such warmth.
Frank L Croston.: Well,we waited,and waited,and eventually it was worth it...smile Thanks, Jacquelyn.
stunning photo!!!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Chantal.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2013, 10:21
Wouldn't it be good if when yougo back, you catch that important moment, Frank!?!
Frank L Croston.: As long as I wasn't underneath it at the time, Elisabeth! smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Dec 2013, 10:31
Very impressive landscape and impressive shot too.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Mary.
Blue skys it is...lovely piece of image!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much,Aderonke.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Dec 2013, 12:04
This is an excellent picture - against the sun, yet with detail. People shouldn't worry too much - these things have a way of ending. In Namibia they had a Finger Stone - huge stone resting on a narrow point. One day it fell. Now tourists driving by are told about the finger rock in the past tense smile
Frank L Croston.: It's a natural progression,Louis,that's how they got like this,you could see arches being formed in solid rock faces elsewhere. Thanks for the nice comment on the picture.
Very fine shot Frank, it certainly looks to be getting quite thin towards the middle.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Brian, it does,don't stand too close!
Amazing isn't it? Well taken too, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it,Tom,thank you.
Terrific shot with perfect processing Frank. Well done
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much,Janet.
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2013, 04:27
What a great image, well captured
Frank L Croston.: Thanks,Robbyne,I'm pleased you think so,I found it to be really hard to capture,I'm not altogether pleased with this one,but thought it was ok...smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2013, 11:14
I enjoy this series about some miracles of the world...
Amazing shots. I thinks this was heaven on earth, in more than two things smile
Frank L Croston.: I'm glad you do, Astrid,it was amazing just to be there taking them. smile

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