DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Arches National Park
Delicate Arch. Delicate Arch is a 60-foot-tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park. It was a 1.5-mile hike to get to this Arch for a sunset shot. There were probably over a 100 people there that evening.
North Window Arch. An easy hike to this arch. Sheila Bruner is on the left, enjoying the view.
North Windows Arch. A view underneath the of large span of rock on the North Windows arch. Notice the two people climbing up on the lower left that gives you scale perspective of how large this arch is.
Most of these lizards would scurry away but this guy wanted his photo taken. I think he wanted to be in the next TV commercial.
Double Arch. The Double Arch trail (0.5 miles/0.8 kilometer round trip) is a relatively flat, gravel-surfaced path that leads to the base of two huge arching spans. Double Arch is the tallest (112 feet/34 meters) and second-longest (144 feet/44 meters) arch in the park. See the people up on the lower left that show you how large this arch is.
Sunrise in Park Avenue.
Moonscape image of the North Window Arch. Sheila & I came here around midnight to get some this nightime shot of the stars shining through the Arch. I took several photos and this one had a meteor in it. The moon lit up the face of the arch.
Moonscape shot of Park Avenue. Had a nice long trail meteor come through the sky on this one.
The Delicate Arch. Different angle of this arch. Utah has this similar image on it’s states license plates.
Moonscape image of Park Avenue around 1 a.m.
Sheila named this formation “Giants Feet.” Does look like the toes of a giant sticking out of the sandy soil.
B&W image of storm clouds in Park Avenue .
Landscape outside the park.
We were out at Window Arch late at night when we heard someone walking up the trail. Turned out is was a young gentleman from Arizona who was camping there waiting for some friends to show up that night. I asked if he wanted a photo of himself standing in the Arch and he agreed. Gives you scale on how large this arch is. The moon light lit the scene up and a nice window of stars on the other side.
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, spent quite a bit of time recently in Arches National Park just north of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks in a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world.