Light from the setting sun is cast upon the pinnacles and spires at Cathedral Valley at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
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!
Rays from a setting sun accentuate the many ridge lines at Zion National Park, Utah
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 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.
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.