This week's Phun Phriday! post is about the Phun we had getting the photo I posted yesterday photo of Delicate Arch.
I wanted to show you the "bowl game" as everyone sits around the bowl next to the arch to photograph, or at least view, the arch at sunset. This photo shows about 50 people and there may have been that many again behind and below me out of view of my lens.
Delicate Arch is reportedly the most famous arch in the world and certainly one of the most photographed. Which is somewhat surprising since it is a little over 1 1/2 mile (2.4 km) hike, and also a 500 foot ascent. (If you take the route Chad and I did it's about 2 1/2 miles.) It takes a little over an hour to make the hike if you don't stop and rest, and it can be somewhat strenuous if you're not used to hiking very much. I didn't speak to a single person who had come back from the hike that didn't say that it was worth it.
The Arch sits up on a ridge and as you can see in the photo below there is a great big bowl with very steep sides on one side of it and though you can't see it, there is also a very radical drop off on the other side. Between the photo above and the one below you can kind of get a feel for how steep the sides of that bowl are, (notice the people way up on the far left) but neither photo really does them justice. Believe me when I say that when you are walking around that edge you are treading very carefully.
OBTW, sorry for the difference in color balance between the two photos. As I look back in the EXIF data I see that for the top photo the white balance was somehow set to shade. See what a difference a little setting can make if you don't pay attention?
As you know by now photography should be Phun and that's why I have my Phun Phriday! posts. Have you done something Phun, weird and/or creative lately? If so, leave a link to it in your comment or just tell us it's there so we can go find it. If not, I'd really love to hear from you anyway.
OBTW, if you do post something for Phun Phriday! it would put a big smile on my face if you added a link to my blog. Thanks!