Monday, November 30, 2009

Bright Trees, Dark Canyon


One of my favorite hikes while in Zion National park was up the "Narrows" of the Virgin River to Wall Street. Much of the hike involves sloshing through the river at the bottom of a deep, narrow canyon. This photo shows a group of trees growing on a sandy bank in the canyon.

I shot a lot of photos in the canyon, but most of them did not turn out so well. I'd love to spend some more time in canyons like this to learn how to shot in this type of environment.

6 comments:

storyteller said...

Lovely photo of this beautiful area. I've taken this hike several times ... it's AMAZING country!
Hugs and blessings,

kaye said...

it is a lovely contast shot--the vivid leaves spring out in the shadows.

Gaelyn said...

I loved that hike up the Narrows and will do it again this summer. I think the light is actually better around noon in these narrow canyons. I like what you got. Just like I remember.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scene, the light is just beautiful!

Russ said...

Thanks all!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

By 1909, Zion Canyon was practically inaccessible to outside visitors; and while only a few had laid eyes on the towering cliffs, the country still understood its significance and established Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 2009, the National Park Service is celebrating the Nation's commitment to preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources and providing visitor enjoyment in Zion National Park over the past 100 years.