Photographer's Note

The central geologic feature of Capitol Reef National Park is the Waterpocket Fold, a 100 mile long crease in the earth's crust. The Fold is named for the "water pockets" like this one that are found in the small canyons on the sides of the fold, they are also called 'tanks'. This one off Capitol Gorge also has a small arch, about 2 feet high and 10 feet across.

This was a tough picture to take, the bright sky, highly reflective rock, deep shadows and the need for a reasonable DOF made exposure choice difficult.

From a hike on 22nd August 2007

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