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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.

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Sunrise at the Santa Fe Railyard

It is never fun when the alarm clock goes off at 4:30 am. But that is what I have to deal with when doing art shows.

Today I had to set up for a show at the Railyard in Santa Fe with the Santa Fe Artisan’s Market, right next to the farmers market. Arriving at 6am it was still dark out.

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Rainy day in Santa Fe

It is not often that we get almost a full day of rain here in Santa Fe, NM.

Thanks to a huge monsoon push we are in for a rainy week. Today already we had over an inch of rain before 6pm. In my home state of CT an inch of rain is nothing but out here an inch can cause flash flooding.

This photo was shot with my iPhone 5 looking out my RV window – my view for the entire day as I worked on blog posts and some new photos I hope to be releasing soon. I did a quick enhancement on this in the Snapseed app to really bring out the water droplets. And this blog post was done by the Pressgram app, which I wrote about earlier today.

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