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Double Arch

Double Arch
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-09 3:09
Viewed: 2393
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Double Arch is a close-set pair of natural arches, one of the more known features of Arches National Park in Utah, United States. From the Double Arch parking area it's a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round trip to the arches. There are no guardrails or fences to prevent visitors from exploring directly beneath and through the arches.
The area was used as a backdrop for the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which the arches are briefly visible. However, the cave shown in the movie does not exist.
Double Arch was formed differently than most of the arches in Arches National Park. It is what is known as a pothole arch. It formed by water erosion from above rather than more typical erosion from the side. The larger opening has a span of 148 feet (45,1 meters) and a height of 104 feet (31,7 meters), both measured using precision laser equipment on June 23, 2009.
More about Arches National Park - see previous image.

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amazing arches, dash Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-09 4:13]

Hi Lior,magnificent composition and excellent choice of point of view to create this beautiful perpsective 3D in a great game of lights and shadows,very interesting and very well done.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Lior, very nice and interesting Arches with an awe of grandeur, nice and sharp, perhaps the lighting is a little flat here, however a splendid picture indeed, congratulations Lior and well done,
Best regards,


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-09-09 11:24]

I like it, good picture of a place that I would like to visit some day. Congratulation. Un saludo.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2011-09-10 15:17]
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Hey Lior, this is a great picture. I like the vains in the rocks. I like how the light sections it off. It show the handy work of God. Gary

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-10 18:46]

Hello Lior,
What a beautiful rock formation. The colors are simply gorgeous and the composition is very eye appealing. I would imagine you were very excited to see and experience such a wonderful sight. Great shot!!

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