Posted on August 1, 2022
The Kolob Terrace in Virgin, Utah abuts Zion National Park. The terrace is ideally situated to minimize tourists and maximize compositions on the eastern horizon at twilight. Although this image isn’t as dramatic as Double Rainbow, I’m personally convinced it’s superior. It’s sharper, cleaner, wider, and more holistic. Maybe better integrated is the right phrase. The stone and grass in the foreground play an important role in introducing the layers of orange rock and dark clouds. Even the pinyon pines lead to the canyon peak beyond. The whole scene breathes nicely. I also think it would print better at the pixel level than Double Rainbow. Still, I love them both,—but suspect this may be one of the best landscape photos I’ve taken yet. What do you think?
Posted on January 11, 2022
In the shadow of the valley of light, words evaporate like mist.
A claw and crag, a solitary tree, the changing moods of El Capitan and Half Dome—
Beyond the reach of words, these scenes are a pang in the throat and chest.
Thank goodness for landscape photography!
Claw and Crag
El Capitan: Three moods in two days
Half Dome: Handheld at high ISO for a super grainy, painterly effect
Departure: Driving home through Modesto
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