Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that I got to visit Zion and Bryce Canyons earlier this month. I had a conference in Las Vegas and decided to extend my stay over the weekend and invite my dad to join me, in order to visit these two national parks. This is a different type of rugged, rustic beauty that I don’t see near my home in western Washington State.
In the photo above you can see how using a polarizing filter with an ultra wide angle lens created a dark swath in the middle of the sky. Polarizers help enhance colors in your RAW image, and give you a good starting point, but once you add enhancement while shooting, you can’t undo it. I’ll probably be more judicious about using a polarizer in the future and depend on Lightroom for the color and contrast tweaks.
This canyon is actually just outside Zion’s main valley, but the trail was short, and I was looking for views, not marathon training.
This hardy little tree was about as tall as my waist. I was amazed that it could grow right out from between the limestone rocks like that!
More photos to come!