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Thunderstorms strike Gooseberry Mesa Area

Monsoonal thunderstorms visited the Gooseberry Mesa area near Zion National Park, Utah. The play with sunlight and landscape produced some dramatic scenes.  These images and more are available for purchase as prints or downloadable files at  Latest Images at Dawn 2 Dawn Photography

 

 

 

 

 


Zion Sunset

Rays from a setting sun accentuate the many ridge lines at Zion National Park, Utah

 


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.

 


The Hills Are Alive With The Color Of Green

That drought that caused brush fires in California that I highlighted earlier this week, is now a recent memory.  California gets rain in the winter and the hills get green, but this winter , they are green green. These hills are east of Paso Robles, on the way to the San Joaquin Valley.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have produced new growth in the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

A rainbow appears just after a rainstorm in rural California

Where there are clouds, rain and sunlight, look out for the ephemeral rainbow.


Pacific Sunsets Without The Sun

You don’t necessarily need the sun in your image to produce good sunset shots. It’s the soft light from the sun shining on nearby objects that can result in a memorable image.

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the hills along California's central coast.

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the hills along California’s central coast.


Terrific Zion Sunset

A passing thunderstorm entered Zion National Park last evening around sunset and produced some amazing skies.

 

The sun sest on The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun set on The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on Zion Canyon and some stormy clouds at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun set on The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun sets on Zion Canyon and some stormy clouds at Zion National Park, Utah

The sun sets on Zion Canyon and some stormy clouds at Zion National Park, Utah


Marble Canyon Sunset

Sunset pics from around Marble Canyon and directly from my campsite in Northern Arizona.

The light from the setting sun shines on Marble Canyon and Navajo Mountain at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

The light from the setting sun shines on Marble Canyon and Navajo Mountain, Arizona.

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.


North Rim Sunset

Some sunset shots at The North Rim of The Grand Canyon. Some images show smoke beyond the South Rim, from a prescribed fire.

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The sun sets on the Grand Canyon as seen from The North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Light from a crescent moon brightens the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

After sunset, light from a crescent moon partially brightens the Grand Canyon.


Zion Sunrise

An early morning thunderstorm woke me up this morning at 6am so I went out to shoot a glorious sunrise at Zion National Park, Utah. The sun’s rays were filtered by  passing clouds and produced some dramatic light.

 

The light from the rising sun shines upon The Towers Of The Virgin at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the rising sun shines upon The Towers Of The Virgin at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the rising sun shines upon The Towers Of The Virgin at Zion National Park, Utah

A hand held panorama!

 

The sun rises in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun rises in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The sun rises in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 


Toroweap In Black And White

Dramatic light and skies and the Grand Canyon are excellent ingredients for black and white photos.

 

Arizona's Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona’s Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park

 

Arizona's Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park

 

Arizona's Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park

 

Arizona's Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park

 

Arizona's Grand Canyon at Toroweap at Grand Canyon National Park