“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert
“The Arch” – Cabo San Lucas
Above is another image of the “Arch” at Cabo San Lucas. What I feel makes this image unique is that there is not a single tourist boat in front of it. The photo was made early one morning as we were heading out for a day of diving, too early for most of the tourists. There were still a few boats milling about in the waters near teh Arch, but I was able to time the shot to keep them out of the frame.
Again, the wonder of photography allows me to look back on this moment and see the fine details that I missed, or rather ignored, when I made the photo. For example, the water in the foreground is already starting to show a slight ‘chop’. My memory of that time was that the water was smooth and the day windless. I also did not notice just how fragile this massive structure is. Looking at it now, it looks like it could fall apart at any moment, even though it has weathered eons of pounding surf and hurricanes.
Producing it as a mono image just makes all those fine features jump out a bit more and highlights the range of tones in this iconic symbol of Cabo. Somebody told me that going to Cabo without seeing the Arch was like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 70mm
1/100 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200
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These natural wonders are so beautiful. Glad you got a picture of it, you never know how long it will be standing (thinking of the Azure Window arch in Malta that just collapsed a few days ago).
Great photo! Agree…just thought about this on reading your post…”
“Malta’s famed Azure Window limestone arch on the island of Gozo collapsed”…
Enjoy the moment!!
And, interesting the varying water lines…
Yes, they really show in mono.
Really appreciate this photo!!
This thing is so massive, it will take some time, barring earthquakes.
It looks it!!
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Very impressive photo and excellent B&W. I love the lighting, toned6
I was trying to comment using my phone and fat-fingered posting while trying to edit. So here I am at my desktop and this is what I was saying: Very impressive photo and excellent B&W. I love the lighting, tones, and the detail.
Thank you David.
Soft, morning light helped a lot.
That really is an impressive work of nature! Great capture. 🙂