One of my favourite sections of Zion National Park was the first part I saw: Checkerboard Mesa. It has layers upon layers of slickrock as seen in the foreground of this image I made of a lone pine tree growing mysteriously out of the rock. The Mesa is the great mountain in the background with criss-cross lines like a checkerboard. Please click the image to view a … [Read more...] about Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park
Zion National Park
There are two things that make Zion National Park as unique as it is: the great red sandstone cliffs and the Virgin River. Please click the images to view larger versions. I made a few images using a low angle perspective that would allow me to capture both the river and the red walls, and that usually meant getting some green trees in there too. I would love to come … [Read more...] about The Virgin River, Zion National Park
Do you ever dream of basking in the sun with towering sandstone cliffs on one side of you and a rushing river on the other? If you do, you might find this lizard is your neighbour: Please click the image to view a larger version. I'm not sure what kind of lizard he is. But I really liked the contrast in texture between his skin and the sandstone rock. I made both … [Read more...] about Lizard in Zion National Park
I can't help myself. When I go to a place like Zion National Park in Utah I just have to make that iconic image even though it has been photographed a gazillion times before. We, the tripod nerds (as my husband likes to call us), were lined up shoulder to shoulder on the bridge above the Virgin River at sunset, all making pretty much the same image. But still, there are lots of … [Read more...] about Iconic Zion
It was my first day in Zion National Park in Utah. I was overwhelmed with the majesty and scale of the great cliffs and tried not to let my jaw drop too far while extending my neck back to see the top. For our first exploration Ray and I decided that we would take the park shuttle all the way to the end of the line to get an overview of the park. There was an easy hike at … [Read more...] about When Will I Stop Making Rookie Mistakes?