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Early morning light and fog enhance an already dramatic landscape. Being is a place like Arches National Park during conditions like these was really an awesome experience. I tried to capture just a hint of what the mood actually was in the park during the time I spent there.

The morning hoarfrost coated everything in a white casing, and this mature juniper tree provided a nice foreground for the image.

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This is quintessentially an American landscape shown as just an evocation of the great Western scenes sent around the world by the film industry but transformed here into a genuinely original view which gives truth to the myth makers at the studios.

As an urban kid I would watch hours of westerns in black and white on television or go to the theaters and see them in CinemaScope. It was usually warm and hot as shown in those images. A tamed west compared to the real one.

Here, it is cold and foreboding yet still magical and certainly full of the kind of mystery that would generate countless stories about the rock formations, the peoples of the fog and the gods of nature.
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Your wonderfull work featured in my main page rezzanatakol.deviantart.com/
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful image!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning magical moment in time!! Thanks for such a lovely picture to share!!
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SisuShots Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really, again, i don't know what to say. Saying that's perfect isn't enough.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a very cool sunrise, thanks!
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BlackHeavens Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
wow!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Just wanted to let you know if your not aware that this is a finalist in the outdoor photographer contest. Just wanted to congratulate you on that and doing much better than myself there haha. Already have voted too.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw that, pretty exciting stuff. Thanks man, I would love to win that grand prize man, gracias for the vote too Pete.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Believe me I would love to have won that prize too if I were a finalist haha.
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BonesofStars Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... Perfect, wouldn't change a thing...
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! amazing location. do you plan on going back ?
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Superb, beautiful light.
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AndySkies Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Very nice! :)
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josefeno Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
nature...nature i love this
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Beautiful work :icondirtyboyalf:
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Wilithin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this beautiful picture has been featured in my Journal -> [link]
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
These landscapes look strange with snow. I'm not familiar with this look :)
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raw1985 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of the movie 'UP' when the first arrive in paradise falls. It was foggy and all they could see where those kind of rock formations.

great photo!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I need to see that movie! Thanks. :)
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raw1985 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, you should! Your welcome.
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful image. Amazing subject, nice light and colours. The sky is beautiful.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Lissa68 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Good morning!

This gorgeous photo has been included in my "Best of February 2010" feature.

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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, always an honor. Graet features too. :)
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hay! You are featured here

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May you bring more such wonderful work to DA in future as well :nod:
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mutrus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Wow :wow: This is GORGEOUS :omg::omg:



Great work :thumbsup:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful and misty view! wonderful place
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Interesting shot, nice atmosphere. ^^ :+fav:
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Good work. Good relation of the foreground and the background
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Brettc Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very nice .. Y
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is visually stunning. Well done.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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JoInnovate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome composition, the light and the landscape are pretty amazing in this one and you captured everything very good =)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I had some luck on my side this day!
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Magical atmosphere!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Snow in the Garden of Eden - who'd have thought it? :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, i guess some people's version may have it. I not too sure about some of the names the mormon settlers bestowed on southern Utah's national parks. Interesting for sure!
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very ethereal and beautiful.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a very "cool" sunrise, thanks again EVa
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the clarity of the branches of the tree in contrast with the soft blurriness of the background. :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I liked that as well, thanks! :)
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are quite welcome!! :D
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coulombic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Photographer
Damn, that is good. Excellent capture.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is gooooood.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank yoouuuuuu. :)
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