Zion National Park
Zion is beautiful, the sheer scale of the canyon is breath-taking and humbling. I spent my entire first day hiking without my camera just to get a feel for the place and it was therapeutic. My intention was to go to Zion in the Spring as a practice run for the famous Fall colors so I didn’t want to worry too much about getting good shots. It is a very challenging place to shoot since the light is constantly shifting and everything is so big and beautiful you don’t know what to shoot aside from panorama snapshots.
I had the pleasure of meeting Nicole while trying to capture the iconic Zion shot, The Watchmen. She alerted me to the Milky Way rising over the Watchmen at 2 am, so we both came back for that. However, the weather didn’t cooperate with us, clouds (which we would have loved to have had during sunset when we had a bright blue featureless sky) started rolling in right as the galactic core peeked over the peaks.
I put off putting this post up because I’m not happy with my images, I was quite disappointed in my ability to find good compositions despite the abundance of beauty. I hope to return…