I’ve just added a new section to my photo gallery, and an article describing my recent “Grand Circle” tour of the Southwestern USA: what worked, what didn’t, and how to avoid sleep deprivation and scurvy!
Very well done and very informative! Great shots.
We visited Zion, Bryce, Page, and the North Rim last September and we’re currently planning a return visit in the fall. This year we plan on adding Arches, Canyonlands, and Monument Valley so it was a treat to read on these locations. Thanks for the honest outlook and getting Delicate Arch at sunset and Mesa Arch at sunrise.
Once again great work.
Chris – cwwayne.zenfolio.com …we have some similar shots :)!
[Re the pic of Horseshoe Bend] How did you get 3 pics for you HDR? Did you used a tripod? I have been there and the only way I could take a picture is to put the camera over the cliff and take the picture and check it on the LCD for placement.
Also, if you move about 10 feet to the left, you will miss the rock on the right hand side
The reason I used that spot is that from that point you can see both sides of the bend equally with a reasonably wide lens, and then you can put the camera on a tripod and get three identical pictures for HDR.
Thanks for the great editorial and fantastic photos. I made most of this trip last fall. We drove from Louisiana to Alaska and back (19,000 miles in all) and did this trip on the way home. We had mostly great weather, but did get some snow at Cedar Breaks, Arches and north of Zion. I plan on going back for 4-5 weeks this fall and enjoying it again, but this time with more leisure time.
If you go back to this area, I would also suggest you spend at least a little time at the Kolob Canyon part of Zion.
I would also like to thank you for the comments on the Canon 350. I just added it to my inventory to replace an older Canon S45 point and shoot. I also carry a Minolta Maxxum 7D, but it gets a little heavy at times.
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