Dean M. Chriss
Corona Arch, February 2022, Landscape Photograph by Dean M. Chriss

Corona Arch, February 2022, Utah

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With an opening measuring 140 feet wide and 105 feet high, Corona Arch is an amazing spectacle of nature. The massive arch dwarfs the viewer and no photograph can adequately convey the experience.

Because so many are unable to appreciate a place like this without inflicting themselves upon it and everyone in the vicinity, in July of 2017 Corona Arch was given the same protections as the features in Arches National Park. Because of this visitors can see and experience this amazing place without a troop of rock monkeys standing on top of and swinging from this remarkable arch. Regardless, capturing a photograph without people under the arch is often impossible unless you travel back in time, or go in the dead of winter when a storm limits travel from outside the immediate area. The latter was true in the case of the photograph above. The vantage point, longer focal length, and perspective correction used to create this photograph combine to make it a more realistic representation of Corona Arch than the 2008 version.

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