Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to consider the shadow. She comments, “The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge – Cherry On Top

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

This week, Michelle W. asks us to share a photo of a detail that makes a good thing even better. You can read the entire Challenge post here. Almost immediately, I remembered our visit to Bryce Canyon. It was late October and we were headed for our Arizona home. After a warm day visiting two other National Parks in Utah, we headed for Bryce. By the time we got in the area, it was rainy and the high altitude terrain in the area was covered in clouds and fog. Continue reading

Bryce Canyon – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”

Highway 12 is a most scenic drive through the Red Canyon

Bryce Canyon, UT

It was late October and my wife, Lynn, and I had just finished visiting Arches and Canyonlands in typical fall desert warm weather. We left Moab in plenty of time to get to Bryce Canyon National Park in the afternoon. The plan was to scout the park looking for the best sites to take photos during the golden hours that evening and the next morning. Mother Nature, however, had other plans for us. Continue reading

Canyonlands – A Testament to the Power of Water

Shafer Canyon overlook provides stunning views of the canyon

Moab, UT

A few miles from Arches National Park, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Moab along a scenic desert drive; you will find Canyonlands National Park. This network of canyons was formed via the meanderings of two powerful rivers. Over the millennia, giant canyons were carved out of the landscape at the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Continue reading