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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park
April 25, 2013

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park is one of the finest places for a photographer to start the day. This 4x5 negative was exposed with an old lens, a 121mm Schneider Super Angulon. It was a favorite of Ansel Adams. While an excellent optic for its time, it only had single-layer coating and was subject to more flare than modern lenses. In this instance, it created a starburst pattern with rainbow streaks that add greatly to the character of the image. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) U.S. National Park Week is April 20-28. Download park guides in our National Parks by National Geographic app and get ready to explore. Get tips on photographing national parks » See pictures of national park landmarks » Zoom in on an infinite photograph of national parks »
Photograph by Chris Carvalho, Your Shot

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