Last night’s full moon rising near The Grand Canyon.
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.
A full moon rises over the Last Chance Mountains at Death Valley National Park, California.
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.
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.
Last Friday’s full moon captured near the Grand Canyon. A prescribed forest fire nearby added some smoke and cool color.
Some images from last week while the Full Moon was rising at sunset in and around Zion National Park, Utah
Some sunset and moon rise images from around Zion NP
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.
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