Thursday, July 13, 2017

Observation point hike (Zion again)

On Sunday I took a hike that I've been wanting to do for a while, it's up in Zion National Park near Weeping Rock, it's a long hike going 2100 vertical feet up and takes in 4 miles of hiking along a steep switch back to the top of Observation point.

There are many views on this hike it's wonderful hike, although I would do it in the spring or fall when the temperatures are down to a nicer feeling temp.

Well here are a few of the photo's that I took on the way up and on the way down.

This is looking down into Echo Canyon and out into the Zion proper 

And this is Echo canyon above that deep gorge above. 

This is one of the views to the top 

This was part of what I saw on the hike, it was really hot up there and took a lot out of me.

Take care 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Night shooting with the Nikon 24mm PC-e

I have done some night shooting in the past and like it a lot but do to the price of the Nikon 14-24 and the protruding nature of the glass I sold it and moved on to other lenses and became ok with not doing night photography.

I have since purchased some tilt shift lenses and really like them they make me take time to shoot instead of the faster pace of other lenses.

So the reason for this post is I took the 24mm PC-e out for some night shooting to see if it would be good enough for the purpose, and have found that it did OK, not great but OK!  So here is one of the shots that I took last night.

 Now the light was coming from the moon and it eat up the stars so the stars are not as bright 
But not bad, I say. 

This one was taken earlier a test shot, the sky was just bland but I liked it so here it is.

Well another posted blab from me.


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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.