This image is from my archives and is of my first trip to Arches National Park in Utah. I had high expectations of visiting the park for the first time. Little did I know then that Arches would be one of my favorite places in the West. The first stop in the park is a formation known as Park Avenue. There is a nice trail that leads through the bottom of the canyon.
This particular image was taken with a zoom lens from the top of the trail. It has always been one of my favorite photos, but my processing skills back in 2005 were quite rudimentary. When I came upon this image while looking through my Lightroom catalogue, I knew it was time to re-edit the image. The re-edited image in this post takes me back to the joy I felt when seeing Arches for the first time.