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Time and the elements have turned what used to be a large granite boulder into an amazing natural stone arch. The arche's shape inspired its name, "Mobius" Mobius Arch is located in the Alabama Hills, below the awe inspiring peaks of the Eastern Sierra Mountains. Although beautiful in almost every direction you look, the most famous view of this arch is the one shown here. Looking west, Mobius is positioned perfectly to provide a natural frame for the highest mountain peak in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney. I was first made aware of this scene's existence from an image made by the late, legendary adventure photographer, Galen Rowell. I remember thinking how other-worldly this landscape seemed. When I finally got my chance to see this place with my own eyes I was amazed. Large granite boulders filled the valley. High wispy cirrus clouds moved over the freshly dusted peaks of the Eastern Sierras. This was one of the quietest places I've been in quite some time. This location is only a short hike from the road, but there were definitely moments where I felt as if I was on another planet.

Mobius Arch and Mt Whitney - Alabama Hills - Eastern Sierras - California

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:icondecthepixter:
DecThePixter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Not trying to spam you but if you'd like to keep up with my photography and travels you should follow me on Facebook, I update it much more often than DA these days [link]
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latvianqueen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful (:
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Not trying to spam you but if you'd like to keep up with my photography and travels you should follow me on Facebook, I update it much more often than DA these days [link]
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Not trying to spam you but if you'd like to keep up with my photography and travels you should follow me on Facebook, I update it much more often than DA these days [link]
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I did. I followed you a few months ago.
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a stunning natural rock formation that makes a perfect frame for the mountains.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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:iconnikashainiquitous:
NikashaIniquitous Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
You never cease to amaze me :D
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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:iconlowbflat:
LowBFlat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The thumbnail looked like Moab. Too bad it's so far away, I would like to see this.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like some kind of alien lifeform! :ohnoes:
So cool. :D
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
What clouds to get too. Bet this would be a good bw as well. Nice work

aF
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! yeah i was really happy when these clouds showed up. i tried it as a bw, but in the end i liked the blue sky
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Hoping you were able to photograph the fall colors overthere! :)
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
super cool nate! :)
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
wonderfully done!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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alexcassels Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot - the wide angle and cloud formation really work well here!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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GregArps Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Awesome. The clouds make the shot for me
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
awesome
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MuzzahAndCo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just...wow. Makes you wonder why everyone doesn't live in America with scenery like this scattered around the place.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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MuzzahAndCo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Any time
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:iconcoby111:
coby111 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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drwhofan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting rock formation. I had to fav so I could study it further.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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:iconbelvarius:
Belvarius Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Very neat, and it sounds like an awesome place to visit!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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AiweAlako Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how you framed the mountains in the background, with their sharp edges contrasting so subtly with the smoothness of the foreground.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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magicSPARKS Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
wow! beautiful shot :love:
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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magicSPARKS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
u're welcome!
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VeryGrinch Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Fanciful World... Nice pic.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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Kiwiichu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
O__O wow it looks... so cool.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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Kiwiichu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
No prob~ :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Superb Nate. I've wanted to photograph here since I saw Galen Rowell's images of this area.
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:iconheartofgaia:
HeartofGaia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Looks like the other planet
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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Heartmaker Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this shot. The composition and lines made up by both the clouds, the background and the arch itself make it very pleasant to look at, and I love the fact that the clouds seem to spring out from inside the middle of the arch. :D
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Brilliant photo Nate. While DA might not like it that much, the blue shots are essential to bring balance into a portfolio.

Keep up the great work
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Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha yeah thats for sure. I'll take these conditions all day.. but yeah.. no bright red sunset = no notice on here haha
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