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Posts tagged “Utah

Arches National Park

Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is located in Moeb, Utah. The formation pictured is called “Park Avenue”.


Lost in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Jason reminded me that 10 years + 1 week ago (8-20-09), on our family vacation out west, he and I got lost in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. I wanted to take a nighttime photo of the Delicate Arch. The arch is 1 mile walk from the car. We trekked  in daylight but couldn’t find our way back at night. We had to literally call out “Help”! Someone, who wasn’t lost, came to our rescue and guided us back to our car.
Returning to the hotel, I found Deb (I state this “politely”) unhappy. She was “thisclose” to calling the police. Secretly I think she was happy I had a ton of scratches on my legs from the thick bushes Jay and I walked through on our “lost” journey. (The photo above is from the night.)


Mesa Arch Sunrise

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah

Mesa Arch Sunrise in Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah.
A popular and beautiful destination for many photographers, both professional and amateur.
If you decide to go, arrive hours before sunrise. It gets busy!


Nighttime in Moab

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, Nighttime, Night, Stars, Universe

The Universe and the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.


Sunset in Utah

A view of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah.

Photograph of the setting Sun on “Balanced Rock” in Arches National Park, Moab,


Dinosaur Fossil

fossil, dinosaur, dinosaur national monument, utah

I visited Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles Colorado and Utah, on the Utah side.
While on a walk, the park ranger pointed to a dinosaur fossil visible in the mountain.
(I darkened the area around the fossil to make it easier to see.)


America the Beautiful

An American Landscape of the West.

Happy 4th of July.


Trees in Utah

Capitol Reef National Park

Trees in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.


Bryce Canyon Trees

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Hike, Hiking, Trail

While walking a trail in Bryce Canyon, I found these trees.
It is absolutely amazing where life will grow.


Canyonlands Rainbow

Canyonlands, Rainbow

Photograph made in the early evening at Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.


The Universe

Milky  Way Galaxy, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, Astronomy, Night sky, Stars

A view of our Milky Way Galaxy from Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
On the left side, the dotted light is a plane.
On the right side, the white line was a meteor burning up in Earth’s atmosphere.


Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument-Valley

Haven’t visited since 2006. Maybe next year.
It is one of the most beautiful places.
Photograph made from John Ford’s point.


The View from here….

Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado, Utah, Cattle, Cows

Somewhere in Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado side.
Cattlemen are allowed to let their cows free roam.
On the Utah side, seen in the distance, there are dinosaur fossils on view.


Sunset in Arches National Park

North Window Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Sunset falls on the North Window Arch in Arches National Park.


The Road

Utah, Highway, Road, Isolation, Empty

Utah = beautiful.
And don’t forget those National Parks.


The Delicate Arch…

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

…in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.


Travelin’ in Utah

Capitol-Reef-Road-1574

A beautiful drive on the way to Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.


America the Beautiful

An American Landscape of the West.

Happy 4th of July.


Trees in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Hike, Hiking, Trail

While walking a trail in Bryce Canyon, I found these trees.
It is absolutely amazing where life will grow.


Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

An amazing view from Grand View Point Overlook.


Monument Valley

Monument-Valley

Haven’t visited since 2006. Almost did last year with my trip out west but didn’t have the time. Still one of my top ten favorite places. Whenever a John Ford movie or a commercial is on TV and it’s filmed in Monument Valley, I have to stop what I’m doing and watch.


Somewhere in the West

An American Landscape of the West.

Made this image several years ago on a trip out west.
I believe it’s somewhere in south west Utah.


Desert View

Capitol Reef National Park

Photograph taken near Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.


Somewhere in Zion…

zion national park, utah

….National Park, Utah.