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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.

 


Some More Zion Pics!

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The sandstone pinnacles and sheer walls of Eagle Crags are ubiquitous on the drive just before entering Zion National Park, Utah. This panorama is actually 3 shots stitched together in Photoshop.

Kind of looks like Mordor from Lord Of The Rings

Classic Sedimentary rocks at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun provides a silhouette of a canyon wall at Zion National Park, Utah


Eureka Dunes In The Abstract

The  lines and shapes of the sand dunes at Eureka Valley at Death Valley National Park make for some good abstract images.  The contrast between shadows and highlights also accentuate the abstractness.

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California


A Few More Zion Winter Pics

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah


Tonight’s Sunset At Zion

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The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah


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.


Grand Canyon Is Very Grand

Made a trip to the South Rim last week where I saw some residual snow and a nice sunset.

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset

 

Grand Canyon Sunset


Utah’s Highway 12

State Route 12 is another scenic highway in Southern Utah. It is listed as one of Utah’s Scenic Byways.  It starts near Capitol Reef National Park, ascends the Dixie National Forest to an elevation nearing 10,000 feet, and ends near Bryce Canyon National Park. Here’s just a few images I took when I traveled Highway 12 a few weeks ago.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah’s rural Highway 12 along Calf Creek.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Aspen trees along Utah's Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

Aspen trees along Utah’s Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

The sun sets amongst a brush fire in rural Utah.

The sun sets amongst a smoldering brush fire in rural Utah.

 

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Near Bryce Canyon National Park.


Hiking Canyonland’s Needles District

Canyonlands National Park in Southeastern Utah, is one of my favorite places, especially the Needles District.  It is raw, stark and relatively untouched by humans. It’s amazing that you can actually hike through this landscape, although its not for everyone. The trail I took was a loop hike, 11 miles in length. I started at Squaw Flat Campground and negotiated the ups and downs through Elephant and Squaw Canyons.  There was one spot just past Squaw Canyon where I could barely fit through a crack in the sandstone. Couldn’t even get a photo of it.

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Canyonlands Needles District

 

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Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

They embedded this metal ladder into the sandstone so you can get up into the remarkable Squaw Canyon

They embedded this metal ladder into the sandstone so you can get up into the remarkable Squaw Canyon

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

This is Squaw Canyon. You can see the second ladder towards the bottom center.

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Six Shooter Peak

Six Shooter Peak

 

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Canyonlands Needles District

Finishing at one of the best campgrounds you’ll ever find

 

The full moon or supermoon rises over The Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Relaxed in time to watch the supermoon rising.