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Monsoon Madness

Dramatic shots produced from monsoonal storms racing past Marble Canyon, just north of the Grand Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 


It Never Rains In Death Valley

Well, almost, it did a little this past Friday. Death Valley only receives 2 inches per year, mostly in the winter. In a lot of locations in this world, you can receive 2 inches of rain in less than an hour.  The storm clouds gave Death Valley National Park a look I normally don’t see. The clouds and filtered sunlight produced some memorable images.

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Unusual rainstorms pass through Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 

Passing storm clouds filter sunlight on the landscape at Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park, California

 


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.


Arizona Skies To Music

I spent a couple of days last week traveling in Northern Arizona around the Vermilion Cliffs and Marble Canyon areas. Once again, I was amazed by the Arizona Skies as some scattered storm systems permeated the landscape.  I just couldn’t keep my camera down so I put together a slide show of the Arizona Skies along with a song by The Orb called Little Fluffy Clouds. The music fits as this hippie chic voices over how she feels about the Arizona Skies. Music can be purchased at  iTunes      If you don’t want to hear the music and view the pics at your own pace, Click here.

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Stormy Zion Country

Persistent  rains and thunderstorms continue to invade Southern Utah and Zion National Park. Flash flooding remains a threat as Pacific storms migrate from Southern California. Which of course can provide some dramatic photos.

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Storm approaches the South Entrance at Zion National Park

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through The Watchman in Southern Utah

 

 

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A passing storm produces a rainbow at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through Eagle Crags in Southern Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through West Temple in Southern Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah

I actually took this shot while driving, hence the blurriness. Don’t try this!

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through The Watchman in Southern Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through The Watchman in Southern Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through The Watchman in Southern Utah

 

A storm approaches Zion National Park through Eagle Crags in Southern Utah

A storm approaches Zion National Park through Eagle Crags in Southern Utah

 


Clouds, Sunlight and a Rainbow!

More pics from the Grand Canyon area.

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

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm near the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

Bright colors come alive during sunset at Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

 

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

 

Mornign clouds appear over The Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National park, Arizona


Follow The Light For More Dramatic Images

Passing thunderstorms along the North Rim of The Grand Canyon have big potential for producing memorable shots. Just pick a spot or two with great vantage points and allow the photos to develop in front of you. Last week I camped along the eastern side of the North Rim and just watched all day long, storms and clouds form and pass.  Watch for the filtered sunlight and how it transforms the landscape below. And I used my zoom lens on a tripod to get in tighter.

A thunderstorm passes through the Grand Canyon at sunset at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Rays of sunlight light up the desert landscape around Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

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View from my campsite in the Kaibab National Forest towards Grand Canyon National Park.

 

A thunderstorm passes through the Grand Canyon at sunset at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Rays of sunlight light up the desert landscape around Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

A rainbow appears during a thunderstorm at The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The Colorado River has carved Marble Canyon just before The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

The Colorado River has carved Marble Canyon just before The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A thunderstorm passes through Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

A thunderstorm passes through Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

A thunderstorm passes through the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets behind the pine tree forests of Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The Colorado River has carved Marble Canyon just before The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

 

A thunderstorm passes through Marble Canyon near Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

The sun sets on the Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Stormy Zion

A nice thunderstorm rolled through Zion Country the other day before sunset, setting up some nice light.

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

Dark clouds hover over Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

A thunderstorm passes through Zion Canyon and produces a rainbow at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over Hurricane Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds pass through the Southern Utah landscape near St. George

 

A thunderstorm passes through Zion Canyon and produces a rainbow at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on West Temple at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over the landscape near Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa near Zion National Park, Utah

 


The Strange Zion National Park

Images from the land of hoodoos, teepees, red rock, Ponderosa Pines, and glorious clouds!

 

Zion Storm Clouds

 

Zion Storm Clouds

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Storm Clouds

 

Zion Kolob Flora

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset

 

Zion Kolob Sunset


Lake Powell Weekend

Spent a few days in the Lake Powell area where the leftovers from that California storm made an appearance.  I was able to score a permit for North Coyote Buttes for Monday, home of The Wave.  Those pics to come soon.

Glen Canyon Sunset

Lake Powell Sunset

Stormy Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon Sunset

Horseshoe Bend

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Glen Canyon Sunset

 

 

Glen Canyon Sunset

 

Glen Canyon Sunset

Glen Canyon Sunset

Glen Canyon Sunset

Glen Canyon Sunset