Balanced - Arches National Park, Utah

When you shoot a location many times, it is difficult to come up with a different look to a subject that has been photographed many times over. Of course, weather conditions, clouds and light can take the same composition from good to great. I really wanted to get a different view of Balanced Rock from the standard up next to it shot. From this angle, it looks quite small. In fact, the total height of the formation is 128 feet, with the rock that it balances stands 55 feet and weight an estimated 3,500 tons.

When I shot this, I thought the scene looked like pieces of a chessboard with a pawn in from of a castle on one side opposing a castle on the other.