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Fall foliage report in Zion National Park 2013

I arrived in Zion National Park, Utah Monday night after sunset, 4 days in advance of my 2013 Zion Fall Foliage Photo Workshop. I had already been hearing the reports that the fall foliage this year was not as great as it normally is. In addition whatever peak colors they did have happened much earlier this year than normal.

Christine Hauber and I arrived early so we could scout this years colors and find the best spots for our students. Sad to say, the red maple leaves are gone – if they ever existed to begin with this year. Finding clear bright yellow cottonwood leaves is difficult, with the majority of leaves being of a green and yellow mix.

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Some may think that with such a poor fall foliage season that there isn’t much to photograph this year. But far from it.

We spent our first free day today before the workshop searching for different photos that took advantage of what color is still here, and we found plenty to photograph.

The photos on this page are a small sampling from today’s scouting. It may be interesting to note that all of my photos shown below were photographed with my iPhone 5 camera, and processed on my iPad using the Snapseed app.

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