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This photo was taken in Arches National Park looking through North Window westward toward Turret Arch. The sun had not yet risen and the clouds in the sky were turning beautiful shades of pink and purple.

What's the difference between an arch and a window?
That was the question I had, and here's what I found out.

Definition: A natural arch is a rock exposure that has a hole completely through it formed by the natural, selective removal of rock, leaving a relatively intact frame.

A natural window is just an arch that reminds the viewer of a window. So calling an arch a window doesn't have any real scientific classification criteria, it's simply used in naming arches.

Film: Fuji Velvia.
Scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED.
Edited in Photoshop CS2.

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