Sees to East

September 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

"If I could live forever
I would shower in beauty each day."

"If I had the mountain's strength
I would conquer the will of nature."

"If I could defy time
I would proudly behold my ageless face and the infinity of my mind."

"If I could never tire
I would not ever waste the day to sleep."

 

"Hark my bretheren
Behold the soul of the sky."

"Eternal might
Wielding the great light."

"Immortal face
Arms bounding the world."

"The Father of all days
The Mother of all nights."

 

Sees to East, by Dean Chiang, XyclopxSees to EastThe Three Gossips

3-15-14
Arches National Park
Moab, UT


We were running out of gas and it was getting late. So we made the call to leave the park to get gas at the risk of getting to the famous Delicate Arch too late to setup properly for a sunset shot. After swinging around I saw it. There are those moments that all photographers (and wannabes like me) have where you see The Shot in front of you, mesmerizing and calling to you, and you know you MUST get the shot at all costs. So, to the dismay of my friends, I turned the car around again (lucky I was the driver!) and looked for a proper parking spot. Could only find one proper location, but at least I found one, and it was FAR away. I got out and it was crazy windy. Like windy enough to blow over my tripod and camera! Got out a telephoto lens and took 2 brackets, again of 7 shots each. I would have taken more but it was cold and miserable, and I could feel my friends grinding their teeth. So, I packed up and left. ...When I finally got the chance to process these photos some were blurry! I couldn't believe it. I was using a HUGE tripod, one of the sturdiest money could buy, and even then some pictures were blurry!--that's how windy it was! Anyway, thank God one bracket was useable. My favorite shot of the trip.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

See blog entry about this picture:
http://pics.xyclopx.com/blog/2014/9/sees-to-east

Also featured @ 500px: http://500px.com/photo/81801591/sees-to-east-by-dean-chiang

And @ deviantArt: http://xyclopx.deviantart.com/art/Sees-to-East-479707734

 

As all their friends have given to death
After walking the earth

After multi millennia of wind and seasons
As all life has dried away

The Four See to East
Rooted in godliness.

 

by Dean Chiang


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