Doorway to the Sky - Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

One of the most photographed arches in Arches National Park is Turret Arch. It is almost always photographed from the North Window in the early morning. Since it was cloudy on both mornings I was there, I decided to take a less classical shot of the other side of Turret Arch near sunset. It is hard to get a good shot from this angle because there is a big formation in front of the arch (you can see its shadow in this image). Fortunately, I had my 16-35 mm wide-angle lens with me and the sun did the rest. As I stood there composing the photo, I thought that the arch looked like a doorway to the sky with a great cumulus cloud beckoning to me.