Subtle Saturday

Saw this at work yesterday.

Enjoy!

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Winter Wonderland

It was raining late last night, so I was really surprised to see snow when I went out this morning check it out!

Sunrise this morning!

Enjoy

Kolob Arch Adventure

Last weekend I went to Kolob Arch with some good friends in an overnight backpacking trip.  It was a grueling 18 mile hike from start to finish, but well worth it!  Not only was the view great, but the quality time with friends was amazing.

Anyway, the trip through Hop Valley was awesome!  The landscape is absolutely breathtaking!

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It starts out pretty cool, but the further one gets into Hop Valley, its like, WOW!

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Off in the distance, you can see the pine trees at the end of the valley, well, the trail climbs that hill and looks down on La Verkin Creek Valley. (Seen below.)

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Coming down that hill into La Verkin Creek is a killer, but at dusk?  Oh man!

Early next morning, we took a jaunt over to Kolob Arch and was able to enjoy it at sunrise before leaving on the Lee Pass Trail.

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After this view, it was a long grueling climb up to the Lee Pass Trailhead that ended in exhaustion and exhilaration, happy to have done this hike that I’ve always wanted to do, but who knows if it’ll happen again.  We’ll see.

Enjoy,

Kelly

Zion at Night

On Monday, August 21, I went to Lee Valley on the Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park to photograph the Milky Way.  Well, Mother Nature had other ideas, and it was overcast and looked like a storm was rolling in.  I figured I could get some lightening shots instead.  Well, that didn’t happen either.  What I was able to photograph was some really cool clouds against the distant cliffs of Zion National Park.

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I was also able to (barely) capture sunset on West Temple because it was so cloudy.

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I also decided to modify one to Black & White.  I think it’s pretty cool, what do you think?

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Here are the images of the night sky with clouds in the foreground.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

 

Zion… In the Moonlight

During the day, Zion Canyon is absolutely gorgeous!  However that changes during a full moon.  The moonlight makes the canyon glow and the walls take on an ethereal feel.

For the past couple of nights, I’ve been taking photos of Zion Canyon in the moon light testing some settings and playing around with manual mode.  I’ve had several great shots, but they are all of Lady Mountain and the Big Dipper using different settings.  This image is one of my favorites.  By the way, on the very right edge is the North Star.

Enjoy…

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