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A few remnants from last week’s Grand Canyon trip

 


Cathedral Valley At Sunset

Light from the setting sun is cast upon the pinnacles and spires at Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Preview Of Last Week’s Trip To the Aptly Named Cathedral Valley

Cathedral Valley is in a remote section of the remote Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. You have to drive about 25 miles on a rough and rocky road from the central area of the park to get there. I hope they never build a paved road to Cathedral Valley because those who travel on the road are truly rewarded for their effort. Here’s a glimpse of the valley nearing sunset. Many more images to follow soon.

The only things missing from this cathedral-like setting are the Gargoyles!

Wide angle shot using 2 images.

 

Super wide angle stitching 3 images in Photoshop.

 


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.