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Full Moon Rising

Last night’s full moon rising near The Grand Canyon.

 

 


Glen Canyon Moonrise/Sunset

Glen Canyon is that canyon that pretty much disappeared once construction started on the Glen Canyon Dam in 1956. It was finished in 1966. But the Colorado River was backed up into the canyon which later formed Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There still is a canyon but not nearly as deep as it was.  The two images here were shot within 5 minutes of each other. More images from the area to follow.

 


Death Valley Moonrise

A full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California.

 

A nearly full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California

 

A nearly full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California

 

A nearly full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California

 

A nearly full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California

 

A nearly full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California

Nothing better than camping under a full moon at a remote desert location. The moon was so bright, I didn’t need any artificial light.

 

 


Monument Valley Supermoon

The supermoon for the ages came this week and Monument Valley was an iconic place to observe and photograph.  The moon was big but maybe not so super, after all, it’s only 14 % bigger than a normal full moon. The most difficult aspect of photographing the very bright moon is ensuring that you expose for the moon and not the surrounding landscape. Otherwise the moon will look washed out.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over Monument Valley on Navajo Tribal Land on the Utah/Arizona border.


Side Trip To Bryce

While out photographing autumn colors in Southern Utah, I realized I was a stone’s throw from Bryce Canyon National Park. And sunset was close with a nearly full moon rising.  These were all shot from the incomparable Inspiration Point.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park's hoodoos at sunset.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park at sunset.

 

 

Bryce Canyon National Park at sunset.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park at sunset.

 

The nearly full moon rises above Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Bryce Canyon National Park's hoodoos at sunset.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park at sunset.

 

The nearly full moon rises above Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Bryce Canyon National Park's hoodoos at sunset.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park at sunset.


Full Moon Rising

Last Friday’s full moon captured near the Grand Canyon. A prescribed forest fire nearby added some smoke and cool color.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

A full moon rises over the outhern Utah landscape near Kanab.

 

A full moon rises over Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.


Moonrise At Sunset

Some images from last week while the Full Moon was rising at sunset in and around Zion National Park, Utah

A full moon rises over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

A full moon rises over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

 

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The sun sets on the sandstone walls of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on a mesa in Southern Utah

 

A full moon rises over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

 

The sun sets on the sandstone walls of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on the sandstone walls of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on the sandstone walls of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on a mesa in Southern Utah


Moonrise and Sunset

Some sunset and moon rise images from around Zion NP

 

The sun sets over a mesa in Southern Utah

The sun sets over a mesa in Southern Utah

 

The sun sets over a mesa in Southern Utah

 

A full moon rises through the clouds and over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

A full moon rises through the clouds and over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

 

A full moon rises through the clouds and over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah

 

A full moon rises over the rim of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park,Utah


Detour to Alabama Hills in California’s Owens Valley

The normal road I take to Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park was washed out. So I had to go around and wouldn’t make it to the dunes that night. So I camped at Alabama Hills near Lone Pine California. It has great views and the camping is free! And the full moon was to rise that night.

 

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The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The moon rises over a campfire at Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

The moon rises over a campfire at Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The light from a full moon shines on The Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lone Pine, California

The light from a full moon shines on The Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lone Pine, California

 

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of 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