Photography by J.D. Magers

Portfolio Book Image: Balance

Added on by J.D. Magers.

Arches is unlike any place on Earth.  Utah is unlike any place on Earth actually.  This is the famous Balanced Rock in Arches.  It has been photographed approximately 140 million times since every one and their brother now owns a digital camera.  Getting an original composition is difficult, and I image this particular scene from this particular angle has also been photographed by someone else.  It's all good though.  I don't care.

What I managed to capture is some gorgeous red/blue color contrast in sunset light.  We have some foreground elements, and some nice shadows underneath the juniper shrubs.  This image makes me feel the desert warmth, and it makes me remember the exact moment I shot it.  How I walked around for 30 minutes looking for a foreground that would work.  That was the first time I had really made a cognizant effort to search for a pleasing foreground element.  I think my patience was rewarded.  I love this image.  It's one of my favorites from the trip.

Balanced Rock.  Arches National Park, Utah