Carefree - Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Whenever I visit national parks, all of the stresses of everyday life seem to disappear. I think that Mother Nature has created these oases of beauty to replenish the soul and wipe away all cares. There are some times when the weather, the company, and the scenery take it to the next level. Such was the situation when I took this shot in Arches National Park a couple of years ago. 

As you can see, the weather was wonderful, there were great clouds in the sky, and the colors of blue and orange, which are dominant in the American Southwest, were on display. A number of us had just taken some shots of the Balanced Rock and ventured a couple of hundred yards out onto the ridge. Waiting for the sun to set, we just relaxed, shot the breeze and enjoyed a special moment.