Double Arch – Arches National Park

On August 22, 2014, in Utah, by admin
Double Arch, Arches National Park

Double Arch, Arches National Park (click to enlarge)

Yikes!! Another iPhone snapshot taken on the same vacation with a group of non-photographers as in the previous post.  Double Arch is one of THE places to photograph in Arches National Park.  Of course, traveling with non-photographers one does not get to such a place an hour before sunrise.  This image was taken at 11 AM, so the light was just starting to turn on me.On the other hand, if I did get there for sunrise, I would not have the people in the snapshot, so the viewer would not appreciate the immense size of this arch.  Then again, that is what my wife is for!


N 38 41 29.91

W 109 32 25.05

Train 119 – Golden Spike National Historic Site

On August 20, 2014, in Utah, by admin
Train 119 at Golden Spike National Historic Site

Train 119 at Golden Spike National Historic Site

Above is the first image posted to this website taken with my iPhone.  We were on vacation out west, and, believe it or not, I took zero camera equipment.  I was with several non-photographers and knew I would not be able to spend any time on my own. So when we went to Golden Spike National Historic Site, I was kicking myself for at least not having my camera.  Oh well, the best camera is the one in your hands.  Such a shame I did not have my camera, these trains are really photogenic.  I know I could have spent several hours eyer shooting the trains and several of the old buildings.

Train 119 is one of two trains at the site; the other being the Jupiter.  The trains steam into position near the visitor center every morning, and steam away late in the afternoon.  Check the park website for exact days.

While the image is pretty good, the resolution really drops off when you start to zoom in.

I’ll continue to use my iPhone for vacation snapshots, but will stick to my Nikon to capture images.

N 41 37 04.8

W 112 33 05.34

Zoom in on Google Earth and you can see the trains.