Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quick Trip to Southern Utah

Over the weekend of March 20-22 my friend Rick and I decided to take a quick three day foray into Southern Utah! In fact Southern Utah is perhaps my favorite location for landscape photography - and particularly Cottonwood Canyon road, perhaps the most scenic drives in the whole south west.

Anyways here are a few images. The first two are from Lake Powell/Glen Canyon, an area known as Alstrom Point. Rick had been here several times before, but this was my first. Here is what I seen.

Lake Powell - Fingera

Nikon D3, f16, 1s, 24-70 f2.8

Boulder Vista

Nikon D3 f19, 4s, 24-70 f2.8

The next day we were off the Yellow Rock off of Cottonwood Canyon road. Here are a couple of sunset images.

Cottonwood Canyon vista

Nikon D3 f16, 3s, 24-70 f2.8

Pink Castle Sunset

Nikon D3 f16, 4s, 24-70 f2.8

Then after sunset at yellow Rock we headed off to Bryce National Park hoping to catch a spectacular sunrise. Well the sun did rise, but there was not a cloud in sight! So in an effort to come away with something different I mounted my 200-400 f4 on my D3 and headed out to the rim. Here is what I seen.

Cliff Hanger

Nikon D3, f 9.5, 1s, 200-400 f4

Well that is it, hope you enjoyed them. Please leave me a comment (now that I have the comment feature of my blog turned on), if you feel so inspired.

Thanks, Shane

New Images From Zion National Park

My trip to Zion National Park last fall was an incredibly productive trip for me. In fact I managed to capture so many images that I really liked I was unable to process all them immediately.

In going back through my files this past week I have found several more that I would now like to share with you. This fall for the first time I will be leading a small group tour into Zion National Park, anyone interested can check out details here:

2009 Zion National Park Photo Tour

So here are a few new images from Zion National Park!

Autumn Cascades

Nikon D3 F16, 1s, 17-35 f2.8

Cavern of light

Nikon D3 f16, 15s, 17-35 f2.8

Lone Tree Cascade

Nikon D3 f16, 2s, 17-35 f2.8

Boulder Mountain

Nikon D3 f16, .7s, 17-35 f2.8

Autumn Crack

Nikon D3 f22, 1.5s, 17-35 f2.8

Enjoy, Shane

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