Photographer's Note

I got an awsome feeling looking up at Kachina Bridge. I do not know how many more years this bridge will last. Kachina Bridge was named for the Hopi Kachina spirits which frequently displayed lightning snake symbols on their body. Similar snake patterns were carved by prehistoric people on the base of Kachina Bridge.

Kachina Bridge is the best place to observe the making of a natural bridge. Here meandering streams cut downward into the Cedar mesa Sandstone, leaving a thin wall of rock. The streams attacked the wall from both sides eroding the weaker areas. Eventually the streams broke through the wall, creating a natural bridge.

Kachina Bridge is still being enlarged by the streams. Flash floods wear away at the abutments and gravity pulls at loose rocks.

This was taken at Kachina Bridge, Natural Bridges National Park in Utah. I posted another photo with a person going down to the bridge, to show the scale of this natural land bridge. It is shown in WORKSHOP.

Nikon D90
2009/05/29 11:06:48
JPG (8-bit)converted from RAW (12 bit)
Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm VR AF-S
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Comp.: -0.5 EV
Shutter Speed: 1/750s
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: More Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe sRGB)
Tone Comp.: High Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Image Comment: Copyright (C) 2009 Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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