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Monsoons Over Marble Canyon

Storm after storm passed by my secluded campsite in the Kaibab National Forest. This site overlooks Marble Canyon and the area north of the Grand Canyon. These images and more are available as prints or downloadable files for personal use at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds approach the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

 

Storm clouds pass over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Cslifornia.

One Amazing Little Rainbow

Caught this rainbow dancing along the desert floor near Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. It played with the monsoonal clouds passing through to provide some abstract images. A time lapse video of this rainbow and surrounding storms will follow soon.  These images are available as prints or downloadable files for personal use at Dawn2dawnPhotography.com

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Just before the rainbow disappeared.

On The Edge

I got brave last week and ventured out to the edge of this point that looks toward Marble Canyon and the Grand Canyon. I set up my camera on a tripod and set the timer to release the shutter every 15 seconds. That was as far as I got to the edge! Looked like a 2,000 foot drop below.

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Cropped version.

Fog Rises From The Depths

Of the Grand Canyon that is.  Warm air and water vapor doubling as fog will rise from the bottom of the Grand Canyon during the rainy monsoon season. I just have to get up early enough.

 

The fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point, Arizona

The fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point,, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point,, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point,, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point,, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Fog rises from the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Timp Point,, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Dramatic Grand Canyon Skies

Passing monsoonal rainstorms appeared throughout the three days I spent at Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. These images and other recent photos are available as prints or downloadable files at Dawn2Dawn Photography.com    Word Press members receive a 25% discount with the code WP2016.

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

The sunlight passes through storm clouds producing sunbeams over the Grand Canyon near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon near sunset as seen from Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon and produce sunbeams near Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

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Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon as seen from Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon as seen from Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon as seen from Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Storm clouds pass over the Grand Canyon as seen from Timp Point, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

The setting sun shines some light on the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Time Lapse Video- Perseid Meteor Shower or A Bunch of Airplanes

I shot a time lapse video Friday night of what I was hoping might be a bunch  of meteors flying thru the sky. Results showed mostly aircraft. I believe the orange/red streaks were the planes and white/blue were a few meteors.The meteors do zip thru the night sky in a second or two so may be harder to capture. I wasn’t watching the sky during recording so I wasn’t sure. Shot at Zion National Park. Watch in Full Screen at Hi Def.  The photo below the video was the first frame and is probably a meteor. I was doing 20 second exposures.

 

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Normal Kaibab Photos

The Kaibab National Forest is an anomaly in a land of deep red rock canyons and desert scrub. Situated high on a plateau, the Kaibab reaches some 9,000 feet into the Northern Arizona sky.

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Ponderosa Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

A coyote appears at the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Curious Coyote

 

Ferns thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive along a road in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Lupine plants thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

A mule deer appears at yje Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

The mule deer are extremely healthy looking here.

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Distorted Forest Images

In-camera techniques produced images from the Kaibab National Forest and its Ponderosa Pines and Aspens.

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Ponderosa Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Bad, the Good, The Ugly at Zion Today

Tremendous monsoonal thunderstorms ravaged Zion National Park today, closing the main road thru the park due to rock slides. But as with any storm, the aftermath can be delightful.

 

THE BAD

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

081016-Boulder-at-ZionFIrsw-970x546Photo courtesy of The St. George News, all others captured by Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

THE GOOD

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the West Temple at Zion National Park, Utah

The Virgin River returns to a more normal flow.

 

THE UGLY

 

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The streets of nearby Springdale were covered with mud.

 

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Menacing clouds approached later in the night.

 

Another Fabulous Rainbow

Still photos from last week’s big rainbow at Zion National Park, Utah. I looked out my bedroom window and noticed dark stormy clouds to the northeast and sunny skies to the west. Ripe conditions for a rainbow. But I had to wait patiently until the rainbow manifested as the setting sun was obscured by clouds. I almost gave up. But then the clouds parted and shafts of light shined on the remaining rain clouds.

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

A panorama of the double rainbow

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

The beginning of the rainbow.

 

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A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the West Temple at Zion National Park, Utah

A sunset shot.

 

The sun rises in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

Post rainbow and storm. In the foreground is an apple farm recently purchased by Paul Allen of Microsoft fame.

 

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