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Marble Canyon Rainbows

Rainbows over Marble Canyon during probably the last of the monsoon storms for this year.

 

 

 


Another Fine Southern Utah Sunset

From yesterday.

A motor home drives towards the setting sun in Southern Utah

An RV drives towards the setting sun in Southern Utah

 

The sun sets on the Southern Utah desert landscape.

 

The sun sets on the Southern Utah desertlandscape.


Zion Skyline Sunset

Like the skyline of Manhattan, the sun sets behind the skyline of Zion National Park, Utah.

 

The sun sets behind the skyline of Zion National park, 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


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


Monsoonal Moisture In Northern Arizona

I love the monsoon season in Northern Arizona. From July to early September, dramatic skies form above the parched desert landscape.  The rains provide some relief from the scorching 100 degree(F) temperatures. Rainbows, large puffy clouds, violent storm cells and electricity filled up the Arizona Sky.

 

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

 

Storm clouds appear over the Northern Arizona landscape.

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

Shafts of light beam down onto the Northern Arizona landscape near the Grand Canyon

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

 


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


Fireworks arrive to Zion NP a day early

The sky was on fire Thursday night.

Zion Country Sunset

 

Zion Country Sunset

Zion Country Sunset

Zion Country Sunset

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A little red, white and blue!


How did this happen? The sun is round, right?

 

This image I shot at Point Lobos at Carmel, California shows a distorted sun at sunset. The top of the solar disc is a mirage, an optical phenomenon in which distant objects may seem distorted. Mirages of this type occur at high latitudes when a warm layer of air rests on a cold layer. The light rays coming from an object (here the Sun) are bent down from the warm layer producing the distorted image. And by the way, the sun appears red at sunset because of particulates in the atmosphere (which the suns rays must travel through at sunset) cause blue light to scatter and leaving the sun red.

POINT LOBOS SUNSET