Knowing where to photograph and when is key to photographing amazing light in Zion National Park, Utah.
At this particular location the light only lasts like this for maybe a half hour or so. The sunlight reflects off a canyon wall (not visible in photo), illuminating the orange canyon wall to the right.
“Zion’s Heavenly Glow”
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This was photographed during peak fall foliage. The yellow trees in the center provide a wonderful color contrast to the blue sky and orange canyon walls, producing what I call Zion’s Heavenly Glow.
Sometimes it just takes a while for inspiration to strike. This photo in particular took a couple years before everything was just right.
“Cow Canyon Trading Post”
Utah (Click on the photo to view larger and to purchase signed and numbered prints)
I have driven past this old car over a dozen times in the last few years with never stopping for a photo. There were many reasons for not stopping and it all had to do with the light. Most times I drove by the sunlight was either too harsh or hidden behind a blanket of clouds.
This time however the light was just right with attractive clouds in the sky and I pulled my RV over to photograph.
This was photographed in 2011 with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17-40mm. It is a 3 photo HDR image that was processed with the following software: Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, and Color Efex Pro from Nik Software.