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WoW! Time flies. I took this image almost 3 years ago in Zion National Park. It feels like yesterday that I took it because I remember so many details about being at that exact location. It was at the Canyon Junction shuttle spot and I remember driving up to it and being shocked by how many photographers had already lined up for sunset. We were at least an hour early! You can imagine parking being difficult but luckily we found a spot right off Mount Carmel Highway. I ran over as fast as I could and tried to squeeze myself and tripod in with the crowd. Andrew just stood back and watched. It was ok because pretty much anywhere you stood, you’d have a great view of the Watchman.

The sun was setting and I just remember being so excited about this image. I knew it was going to come out well. At that time, we were only in Zion for a couple of days but now that I think of it I kinda wish we came back to this spot. Not to shoot from top of the bridge again, but I remember seeing people right next to the Virgin River. I wish I knew what that view looked like. I guess that will have to be for my next visit to Utah.

Crazy how one picture can bring back so many memories, right?

Anyways, we took this in October. We were a little late for the color change on the trees but the weather was perfect. Not too hot and not too cold. It can be difficult to plan trips around nature but with that said, I’m looking to do another one this fall! I’m thinking either Maine or somewhere up North. What do you think? Have any good suggestions?

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11.28.14

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Just another sunrise in Zion National Park. I turned around as I was taking pictures of the Tower of Virgins and noticed the beautiful light being cast upon these rocks. The whole thing wasn’t so lively so decided to just shoot the tippity top.

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of going with local photographers to show me around their neighborhood. This time, I met up with Seth. A great photographer who is passionate about the outdoors. The best guide there is!

He was the one who told me about this great spot to shoot the sunset. We were fortunate to have a great sky too.