I was just having coffee with a friend yesterday, talking about my recently completed road trip, and she said, "I thought there would be more photographs." Oh, there are more photographs all right. It will take me some time to sort through them all. I got through my Badlands set, from the last day of the trip. Now, I'm going back to the beginning, to the second day, when I drove from Denver to Moab, Utah, and toured Arches National Park, the park with even better rocks than the Badlands. I'll display a few here, but the whole big set is here.
There in the distance is the famous Delicate Arch:
These things are amazing but have a rather obscene vibe:
The road gives a good idea of the scale:
Like a castle in the distance:
Sublime layers. This is the one I would paint:
Doesn't it seem as though every Hollywood cowboy who ever rode a horse should come galloping out from behind that monolith?
This is the Moab Fault, where something quite extraordinary -- a 2500 foot displacement -- happened 6 million years ago:
As they say in the movies, let's get out of here:
It was beautiful: