Zion’s Fire by JaredWarren

Just Zion National Park showing off its classic beauty at sunset. This view is actually from the backside of the last image I posted, off of Kolob terrace road. Not many park visitors take that road, but they should. 😉 The reds were so strong in this image I had to bring them down a bit in processing. Love this place!

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Virgin Dawn by JaredWarren

The first light of a new day illuminates the towers of the Virgin; one of the iconic views at Zion National Park. Brings to mind the words of the incomparable Jack Handey: “With every new sunrise, there is a new chance. But with every sunset, you blew it.”

Make it a good week, friends. 🙂

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Canyon Paradise by Pcoskun

A photo of the popular archangel falls in Zion National Park. Despite it’s popularity, it is quite a trek to get down here. It’s one of the few places I have been where the effort was well worth it. I was finally able to make a photograph of these cascades on my latest trip to the park, and with autumn colors still hanging on the trees.

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The Subway by bcgoforth

A great hike to a spectacular location in Zion National Park!

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The Bridge by tadingle

An image captured from “The Bridge” at Zion National Park in Utah. This is a spot that is frequently imaged by photographers that travel to this area. See the journey to capture this photo below:

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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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Mirror by Pcoskun

A distorted reflection of the famous subway feature in Zion National Park. I wanted to find something a bit different from the normal of this often photographed location. When I saw these shallow pools I noticed almost mirrored reflections of the landscape. There was one small pool that had a bunch of fallen leaves in it and thought that a long exposure would render the leaves in swirling streaks. I found it interesting that after the few exposures I took that the leaves seemed to flow into a small channel that got blocked up. It returned to being another mirrored reflective pool. While a traditional mirrored reflection would have been nice as well, the distorted reflection with the swirling leaves spoke much more to me showing that not everything is as it seems to be.

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