Rock Amid Rapids by MichaelBandy

Probably my final good McGee Creek shot from our Fall colors trip in October. We had a great time using our waders and getting into the water to really get the good comps. This was one of the ones I really liked. Hopefully you do as well!
I wish I had some nice winter scenes as it is almost Christmas, but I am afraid I do not. Hopefully soon!

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Canyon Smile by Pcoskun

The narrows in Zion National Park is one of my favorite places. It instantly became a favorite location of mine the first time I stepped in last year. I’ve always wanted to make some wide panoramas from this place, but had gotten so consumed by the beauty last time that I barely remembered to do so. It almost happened again this time, but on my way out of the narrows I saw these two trees against the canyon wall. I noticed the glowing corridor on the one side and the nice cascades below. I knew I couldn’t get this in one shot, so I thought this would be my chance to go super wide. The image is seven vertical frames stitched together and I was just barely able to fit the trees in going vertical. This is a pretty expansive scene and I had to wait for quite some time for people to pass as the exposures were a little longer here. Luckily, the glow lasted for a little while and I was able to get the series of shots uninterrupted. When I put the image together I noticed that the scene almost resembled a smile, as if the trees were the eyes, the large rock the nose, and the cascading water the actual smile. I did a lot of smiling in the canyon myself, not only greeting other hikers, but admiring the incredible beauty of this place.

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Methow River In Fall by BrandtM

This is taken in the Methow Valley of Washington State. The fall color can vary widely depending on conditions and this years lack of precipitation muted much of the color. These trees, being on the water, fared much better and put on quite the display.

Michael Brandt Photography

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Cottonwood by raygreenphotography

The oft shot lone cottonwood as seen from atop Steptoe Butte at sunset. Part of a series that I shot last spring…hope you enjoy! Thank you for viewing, voting and/ofr any constructive comments!

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