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Near Zion

Zion National Park in October is really beautiful.  The crowds are gone and the roads are open for cars.  As much as I enjoy shooting in the park I also love to wander the back roads around the park.  It’s not uncommon when doing this to come across some really nice scenes like this image.  This image was close by the park and was different from all the cliche images made in the park.  I am driving to Zion this fall and look forward to doing a lot of backroads along the way.

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Classic Zion

Classic Zion
Classic Zion

A few weeks ago I was in Zion National Park shooting images that will be used in an upcoming video article on the Olympus EM1 and the Fuji XT1.  This is the classic shot for Zion.  Every National PArk has a spot like this.  At sunset you can’t even get a spot on the bridge where this was taken as there are usually dozens of photographers.  In any case I had fun shooting this and working the image to what I present here.

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Too Surreal

Rooster and The Old Town
Rooster and The Old Town

Yesterday I was doing  video shoot comparing two new cameras for Luminous-landscape.  The shoot went well and we compared the two hot cameras today, the fuji X-T1 and the Olympus O-EM1.  On the easy back for an amazing shoot in Zion National Park we stumbled upon what could be best described as a tourist trap.  It was all roped of and obviously closed for the season.  However that didn’t stop me from shooting from the road and parking lot.  I was setting up the shot and just like that a rooster appeared in the frame at the exact correct position.  I did the shot and thanked the rooster.  Seem the rooster has done this before.

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Fall Color In Zion

Fall Colors In Zion National Park  2011
Fall Colors In Zion National Park 2011

Zion National PArk is a small park in comparison to some others but a lot of beautiful sights are tucked away inside this unusual location.  I thought since fall colors are almost upon us that i would post a fall colors in Zion image.  This was made about 2 years ago in the first week on November.  The park just turns a beautiful color and no matter where you aim your camera you get a good shot.

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The Wall

Zion National Park, The Wall

This is one of the canyon walls in Zion National Park.  Amazing colors and growth.  I love Zion as there is so much to shoot and it is such a small park. As I said in a previous post I have a number of Zion images that will be seeing some attention. This was shot early November a few years ago. Shot with a Phase One P65+ it has amazing micro detail. The big print of this image is just gorgeous.

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A Classic

I say classic as this image was made on a bridge overlooking a stream and at sunset there will be 50 photographers on this bridge trying to capture this shot. The one above was made by taking six images and stitching them together. I used Capture One to balance the shadows and highlights from just one exposure. It helps it was taken on a Phase One P45+ as the dynamic range of all Phase One backs is so good. I have been re-working a lot of my images and I’ll post another Zion picture tonight.