A friend of mine and I went out to shoot some star shots and ended up staying up all night taking photo's and in the pre-dawn hours that followed we captured some nice photo's of the waking of the day .... So with out farther ado here they are.
Looks rather dark to me here but a early morning shot in the back country
A little later in the morning, misquitoes were bad
I've been looking at this place for a while now and a friend came to town and I got the chance to take him out to this place or I should say he took me, I drove he drove me to hike up to the falls and beyond, it's an interesting place as I'm going to show you so here goes!
This is the first thing you see when you get there but it's even better farther on!
I was trying to get around the next corner but there were many people shooting there so I turned around and took this.
This what I was trying to get to before the other shot nice Huh!
Another point of view
This where we were headed to it's called Kanarra Falls, I'm going back to wait for different light next time this is nice but I've got different idea's now.
This is just above that falls, nice Huh!
We ended the hike here since I had to go home to do some work, darn!
Same shot vertical
Well this was a long one but it was fun to go and see, I'm going back to do some more one of these days, the crowds are terrible at this time of year so I'll wait for a while then go again ....
I spent a day up in Zion riding to bus system it was crowded and fun at the same time if you can find fun in a crowd, people that are on vacation are fun to be around there always happy and asking questions, met some from NV, Chicago, even met a man from Turkey and spent the afternoon with him taking photo's and talking.
Well! Here we go with the photo's
I love this tree and want to go back after a rain to see the waterfalls in full tilt boogie
This view I couldn't pass by, don't really like the contrails but will come back to shoot it again without them.
This is a photo of the organ grinder with the great white throne behind it.
Last night I went to Kolob Reservoir Rd and to a place that I have scouted out to see what it would be like for late night shooting, I was also trying to understand my camera and this lens and I'll be darned if I didn't get it right. Well, here are a couple of the shots that I took last night.
Went up there because of the clouds that were hanging around and when I got there they disappeared so had to make do with the moon :)
Been wanting to go to this spot for a while now and yesterday finally went, I've heard that it's not to crowded but yesterday was not one of those days.
It's a nice place and a trudge to get to although I'll probably do it again and do the upper half which I didn't do because I slipped on some of the black algae and hit my knee really hard so didn't want to take the chance of it going bad, got home and it seems fine, but.
This is what I went there for.
Not perfect because of all the mud that the people stomped around but!
This is a photo I saw on the way in and wanted to take one of it this was cool since it was taken hand-held which is hard for me cuss I shake, what do you think?
I've been out here hiking last week and it's a pretty area with rock climbing, biking and hiking and fun for taking dogs for hike.
Without much more ado! Here is a close to night shot, it was hazier than I thought but created some really cool colors.
The sunstar was the extra cool thing!
There are more from this area but I have not got the time now cuss that dirty four letter word is happening (WORK)
Went up to my closest State park (Snow Canyon) and went looking for flowers and their just not ready yet but there close, so I took a couple of them and once again I love sitting in the dirt or sand trying to make a photo out of the flowers that are so close to the ground that setting up is harder than taking the photo, but worth every minute of it.....
Don't know the name of these flowers but it's a nice bunch
Here is one more that I think is a weed, but fun to shoot and see ...
Got more but don't have the time to do them yet must get sleep have to work tomorrow.
I love Black and White photo's there is something about them that make me think and sometimes feel like I want to figure out what they are all about ..... So here is one that I took and converted to B/W
What do you think and feel?
On top of the rock, living life
Just another one of the same area and a different prospective
Headed up to Kolob Terrace road on a day when the sun wasn't to good but found a spot or two that looked good so took a small hike in and took this and a couple of others but this is the best of the bunch for now so a short post just to see what it looks like on screen.
Interesting day of hiking, started up the Zion overlook and then went up (1000 feet) to the saddle of the East Temple and then on down to the bottom of Pine Creek.
It was suppose to be a 2-4 hour hike but I didn't know or remember how the hike went so I wandered around and finally found my way out of this canyon, it was a day full of things going wrong but right, if you can understand that. It took me over 6 hrs to get through to the bottom of the Pine Creek exit.
This is looking down at the switch back going up to the east side of Zion
The saddle looking up at the East Temple
Looking north Hepworth Canyon I think!
Same as above just portrait view
Different spot I found by going the wrong way
Looking east toward the way out but had to find the right spot to go down
Bottom in sight, beautiful view
Getting closer to the bottom I like this one lots of colors, and it was getting dark
Found this on the way out funny looking oil in the sand it seem to glow
Well thanks for going along on this journey with me,
I continue to learn more about humility and the art of photography as I use this new camera and lenses that continue to baffle me, it's hard to be humble when I thought I knew so much but here goes another day and a couple more learning photo's....
Waiting for the colors, didn't happen
Even their flowers have thorns
Well the end of another day of learning and having fun!
I lived in Park City,Utah. I've been an avid climber, skier, hiker, Photographer and yoga, participant.
Travel much to do all of these activities and want to continue to do more traveling.
Now that I've finished my travels of the Oregon Coastline and found that I'm not to fond of the rain but love the Ocean and surf. I'm now settled down in Southern Utah and traveling the four corners area.
The warmth of the desert is a welcoming feeling for my wet bones, I love it here and believe I'll stay for awhile.
The photographing here is to say the least more fun and really plentiful as you can see if you take a look at my site.
Take care and get yourself out of the indoors and out into this great big beautiful world we live in.