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Eureka Dunes In The Abstract

The  lines and shapes of the sand dunes at Eureka Valley at Death Valley National Park make for some good abstract images.  The contrast between shadows and highlights also accentuate the abstractness.

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California


Varying Degrees Of Light At Zion National Park

It’s all about The Light as far as I am concerned.  Flat light is ugly and bright light is straining to the eye. But filtered light or varying light produces dramatic images as seen recently at Zion National Park, Utah. These photos and more are available as prints and downloadable files at What’s New At Dawn2Dawn Photography

Sunset at Zion National Park from Kolob Terrace, Utah

 

The sun rises on Zion National Park's Tower Of The Virgin

 

The full moon rises at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Sunset at Zion National Park from Kolob Terrace, Utah

 

Sunset at Zion National Park from Kolob Terrace, Utah

 

Sunset at Zion National Park from Kolob Terrace, Utah


Autumn Photography Workshops

Bright hues of orange,magenta , yellow and blue come alive at Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Today is the first day of autumn, a great time for photography, especially here in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.  I conduct personal one-on-one instruction and will get you to those spots to capture images such as below.  Colors peak towards the end of October and into the first few weeks of November. Go to http://dawn2dawnphotography.com/ for details.

Fall foliage has arrived in an Aspen grove in the Southern Utah landscape

 

The maple trees have reached peak color at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall foliage has arrived in an Aspen grove in the Southern Utah landscape

 

Fall colors have arrived at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Zion National park along the Virgin River

Fall colors have arrived at Zion National park along the Virgin River


Fall Colors?

The aspens are changing colors at Grand Canyon National Park and the adjoining Kaibab National Forest in Northern Arizona.

Aspens start to turn color in the aerly fall at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Aspen trees are showing their fall colors at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Autumn colors have arrived along the forests and meadows at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

 

Aspen trees are showing their fall colors at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Aspen trees are showing their fall colors at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 


Stormy Point Sublime

Point Sublime,  on the North Rim of The Grand Canyon offers one great vista of the canyon and surrounding area. The storm cell images are those that ravaged Southern Utah on Monday causing death and destruction. As I experienced, these cells roll very fast over the landscape and you better be prepared to take cover. I had my vehicle close by and felt secure. With all the monsoonal moisture we have experienced this summer, the depths of The Grand Canyon have really greened up.

Thunderstorms pass through the Grand Canyon at Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Storm cells pass through the Grand Canyon at Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Thunderstorms pass through the Grand Canyon at Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Thunderstorms pass through the Grand Canyon at Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

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Storm cells pass through the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Thunderstorms pass through the Grand Canyon at Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

A storm cell moves toward the South Rim of The Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

 

Foggy Grand Canyon from Point Sublime at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The walls of the Grand Canyon get green after recent rains

 

The Colorado River winds through the Grand Canyon as seen from Point Sublime.

 

 

The walls of the Grasnd Canyon get green after recent rains


The Road To Point Sublime

Point Sublime is at the end of an 18-mile one-way(I say one-way because you may not make it back), never easy, rugged road along the North Rim of  Grand Canyon National Park.  Few venture out to this spectacular viewpoint of the Grand Canyon but the effort is worth the rewards. I was a bit worried taking on this road because it had rained a lot recently which could present issues. I’ve been stuck before! Recently! Of course I started in Utah and passed through Zion National Park on my way to the Kaibab Plateau.

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Passing through the spectacular Zion National Park

 

Storm clouds appear in the sagebrush country of Northern Arizona

Driving through the stormy sagebrush country of Northern Arizona

 

Highway 67 winds its way through open meadows and The Kaibab National Forest on its way to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

The highway through the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park features open meadows and thick forests

 

Aspen trees are showing their fall colors at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Aspens were starting to show their fall colors

 

Wildflower blooming at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

This aster was still blooming in mid-september

 

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Grand Canyon National Park is more than just a canyon. It has beautiful forests along the rim.

 

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Caught this deer through my windshield

 

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Had to ford about 25 giant puddles.

 

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Downed trees also presented a problem.

 

A panoramic view of the Grand Canyon from Point Sublime

The drive was worth it. This is only part of the 300 degree view of The Grand Canyon you get at Point Sublime. More photos to follow of the stormy Point Sublime


Point Imperial Revisited

You may have remembered my shots from Point Imperial at The Grand Canyon where layers of fog were rising from the canyon depths. See Foggy Point Imperial.  This time I was there for sunset and the light did not disappoint.

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 

The settting sun forms shadows on the Grand Canyon at Point Imperial

 


Northern Arizona’s North Rim, Kaibab National Forest & Marble Canyon

A full moon brightens up the Kaibab National Forest in Northern Arizona

 

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Bison graze along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Passing clouds produce shadows on the landscape around Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

Ponderosa Pines at the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

The Western Tanager at the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Passing clouds produce shadows on the landscape around Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

Passing clouds produce shadows on the landscape around Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A flowering Cliffrose Tree at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Red Penstemon grows in the wild at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Passing clouds produce shadows on the landscape around Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona

 


More Lightning Boltzzz zzzzz zzzzz

This time from my own backyard.

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 


Wildflowers On Parade At Kaibab National Forest

I spent a few days last week, beating the heat of Southern Utah’s desert, at the cool Kaibab National Forest next to Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The spring rains and current monsoonal thunderstorms produced a colorful wildflower scene.  More pics of the Grand Canyon to follow soon!

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

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Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

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Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive in the summer at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

 

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