Fun at 50! (mm that is)

First, let me apologize for my absence.  Work seems to be getting in the way of my photography lately, and I need to get out more.

This past weekend I said enough is enough, and I’m going shooting!  I grabbed my camera and decided to use my 50mm prime lens (which I haven’t used for some time), hopped on the shuttle and went up to the Temple of Sinawava.  It was close to sunset, so light was fading fast and I needed to hurry. IMG_8905 copyEast Mesa

I went to look into the Virgin River to capture a rapid or two.

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Right after sunset, I captured the dramatic sense of how deep Zion Canyon really is.

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Heading back to the shuttle, I happen to see a bumble bee buzzing around, so I tried my hand at freestyle macro.  By the way, I’ve never seen a bumble bee look like this, anyone else?IMG_8956 copy

After arriving back at the Lodge, I took this of the Mountain of the Sun.  IMG_8973 copy

Enjoy,

Kelly

 

 

Wordless Wednesday: Snow

The snow storm finally got here this evening, but earlier today, it was in the cliffs above the Lodge here at Zion National Park.  Looking south at the Mountain of the Sun (if you can see it behind the clouds).  Yes, that is a cottonwood tree on the right, probably the biggest one you’ll ever see.  Over 80 years old and at least 150 feet high.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

Foggy Morning

Yesterday on my way to breakfast, I happened to look at the Great White Throne and saw that it was shrouded in clouds.  I grabbed my cell phone (only camera on me) and took this image.  On further inspection, it looks like there is a rainbow in the clouds, with areas of distinct red, orange, green and blue, or do mine eyes fail me?

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Finally Friday: Abert Squirrel

I found this little guy at the Grand Canyon South Rim when I worked there a few years ago.  I would often walk to work and walk home through the forests.  I saw this cutie scampering around the trail for several days, and I was able to get some closeups of him, which I hear, were pretty rare.  These squirrels are related to the famous Kaibab Squirrel, and from what I was told, they were the same species before the Canyon split.  After centuries of separation, they have evolved into two seperate species.  Anyway, here’s Mr. Abert Squirrel, Esq.

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Enjoy,

Kelly