Slide Rock Arch: Photography in Paria Canyon
|Slide Rock Arch in Paria Canyon: Massive and Beautiful|
Slide rock arch is a spectacular destination deep inside Paria Canyon. It is neither easy to reach nor easy to photograph. The massive size as well as the restrictions of a slot canyon present challenges. The mixed lighting (some direct, some reflected, some indirect) is also a challenge.
To deal with the lighting difficulties that often arise at mid day, I hiked very early so that I would reach this before light was shining directly into the canyon. To deal with the massive size, I also used my tilt shift 17 mm lens. Taking several different shots, I was able to stitch them together to create the photograph above. This is what the eye can see. This is what is too wide for a standard camera to include.
Several other views of slide rock arch are included here so that you can get a good idea of what this special place is really like.
|Slide Rock Arch photographed from a small sandy hill in Paria Canyon|
|Triangles in Nature: Slide Rock arch and Reflection of Paria Canyon|
|Huge, heavy boulder creating Slide Rock Arch.|