Monday, August 2, 2010

Tree and Hoodoos (Diggin' in the Archives)


Southern Utah, just inside the east entrance of Zion N.P., from Fall, 2008. I realized I have a good number of exposures from this trip that I have never even processed, let alone printed. I guess I was so concentrated on the foliage shots when I got home that I put some of this other, less seasonal stuff on the back burner and never went back.  Late September - early October in the area is just about as good as it gets if you love the outdoors (and photography)... the foliage of the aspens in the high country, the brisk air and the soft light are all truly outstanding. In this particular area you can park by the road, gather your gear and wander freely up on the rocks for hours without being disturbed by another soul, while you explore the amazing shapes and textures.  I really have to get back there this fall.
I'm still a few weeks away (I know, I keep saying that.. but seems like it never ends) from finishing up critical work on the new house and finally getting free to make some trips, so I'll be relegated to retracing more old steps in the meantime.

11 comments:

Emm said...

Oh, I do hope you manage to finish up the house work before the summer is over!! You need to get out into nature!!

This is a lovely shot. It really does convey a feeling of calm.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I will never forget Zion!!!! How wonderful to feel so free in such a majestic setting and shoot away w/ out any distractions...I agree w/ Emm, hope you're able to get out and enjoy!!!

Mook said...

Lovely shot Mark all the leading lines and contrast draw the eye to the tree wonderfully!!

now for he bad news if your anything like me and your good lady is anything like mine, you'll still be working on the hoose (Scots spelling lol)in ten years time :(

Manon Doyle said...

Awesome pic!!

Gaelyn said...

This is gorgeous! We were right next to Zion yesterday when shopping in Hurricane. If you make it this way in the fall, before the end of October that is, you should come to the North Rim, or let me know where you're going. I'm trying to get a job a Death Valley for the winter.

The Retired One said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to do that!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Just beautiful!!!

Natalia Grudzinska said...

So beautiful! I'd give a lot to be there now, away from cold and wet England!

Wind said...

You already know that your images are the best...the colors , composition and technique is just perfect!
See you soon!
Best regards from Romania!
wind

Light and Voices said...

This image is awesome!
Joyce M

storybeader said...

it's amazing all the "old" images you're finding! Looks like a great hike!