In the fall of 2012 I spent over a week photographing at Zion National Park in Utah during the fall foliage season. I was there to scout shooting locations for my 2013 Fall Foliage in Zion National Park Photography Workshop and I photographed this scene at the Court of the Patriarchs at sunrise.
Normally I am not a fan of crystal clear blue skies but actually prefer it in this image. I love the way the blue sky contrasts against the bright orange rocks. It does a perfect job of sharing with you the feeling I had during that crisp, cold morning with temps below freezing and the warmth that suddenly came from those peaks basking in sunlight.