Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Majestic Appalachia, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

"Spring Awakening," Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

The natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is fully revealed during the spring. Slowly waking up from its winter slumber, the valleys fill with the sound of rushing streams and singing birds. Blooming dogwoods, budding trees and a variety of wildflowers that make the Smokies so famous cover the […]





Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Everlasting Light

After waking up early on a cold April morning, I was somewhat disappointed to find that the dawn light at Yaki Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was obscured by dense storm clouds on the horizon. However, one of the most important things I have learned is to never give up and […]





Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Hoodoos at sunrise, Bryce Canyon

On such weekend evenings after a busy week of sweltering city life my thoughts inevitably drift off to the timeless permanence of the canyon country. Waking up on a frigid April morning to a buzzing phone alarm is all worth it; every such morning is filled with palpable excitement. Bundling up to see the sunrise […]





Panorama Point, Arches National Park, Utah

Panorama Point

Located just past the Balanced Rock viewpoint and turn to the Windows Loop section of Arches National Park, Panorama Point provides spectacular views of the La Sal Mountains and Ham Rock. In fact, views of the magnificent snow-covered peaks may be also shot from the Patrified Dunes viewpoint. Both locations are easily accessible from the […]





Yavapai Point Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Yavapai Point Sunset

Yavapai Point on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to experience a dramatic, one-of-a kind sunset. It is also convenient to reach, as it is located just steps away from the Visitor Center. In the photograph below, the red light from the setting sun lights Wotans Throne […]





Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Cinderella's Castle

Inspiration Point provides unparalled views of the Bryce Canyon National Park Amphitheater. Best viewed at sunrise or shortly thereafter, magnificent monuments of the Silent City may be seen on the left hand side. On the right side, one may see many fantastic structures, including Cinderella’s Castle, pictured below. If you are spending one day in […]





Perseverance, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

I had composed this shot of the iconic Turret Arch in Arches National Park utilizing this dried up tree to demonstrate the permanence of these components of the rugged Southwest landscape. Upon examination, it immediately became apparent that the dark sky (partly because of the use of a polarizer) yields ample contrast and therefore, possibly […]





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