Canyonlands Dreamscape

April 21, 2009

From Canyonlands National Park this past December. I was lucky to find the Island in the Sky district like this; seeming as if it truly was an island in the sky! Bret and I had a heck of a time shooting for a few hours while these conditions stuck around.

On a different note… Spring is finally beginning to hit my home area and I can’t be more excited. I’m heading out this week for a few days of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail without the camera gear, and hope to hit it hard when I get back!

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Watching football…

December 21, 2008

You know, sometimes I question my sanity when I’m in Moab, Utah, and I’m skipping out on a sunset to watch a Redskins game. Hmm. I tried going out to shoot and it just felt wrong. Like how it feels to have a friend from out of town visit, and not being able to see them. Oh well. Go ‘Skins!

Here are two more winter themed shots from Canyonlands National Park a few days ago. The first image is from the Green River overlook. The second is of Washer Woman arch and the La Sal Mountains, taken from Mesa Arch.

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A few more winter scenes

December 20, 2008

…From the La Sal Mountains and Arches National Park.

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Snow is on the way!

December 15, 2008

Hey everybody. I’m still in Moab, Utah, in case you were wondering. I’m probably going to be here until Christmas or so. I’ve been shooting a bit around the area, and in Arches/Canyonlands National parks for the last few days. I’ve had some really interesting weather, and some great light. It’s supposed to start snowing here in a little bit, which I’m pretty excited about. From what I’ve read, they’re forecasting totals of 1-3″ in town, 4-6″ in the higher elevations at Arches and Canyonlands, and then a few feet up in the nearby La Sal Mountains! I’ll be getting together with local photographer, friend, and cool cop Bret Edge at some point over the next few days to shoot. If you haven’t seen his work, you should click that link. He has fresh perspectives of an area that is icon-laden and extremely over-shot.  The adventure photography is pretty cool too. Geez… I sound like an advertisement.

Here are two shots from last Saturday. The first one is of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park. This is actually the first time I’ve done a B+W, and I’m not so sure how I feel about it. The clouds were spectacular, but the light was pretty drab, so I figured it’d be appropriate.

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This second one is in Canyonlands National Park, just a half mile or so north of Grandview Point. I was photographing out on the actual overlook earlier in the afternoon, and noticed a small sliver of clear sky in between storm clouds. Knowing how potentially awesome these conditions can often be, I walked around for a half hour or so, looking for a good place to photograph. I ended up at this spot, thinking that the light would hit the falling rain/snow off in the distance. I was wrong about how it’d turn out, but happily so!

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