Posts Tagged ‘sunrise’

Day and Night at Triple Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana

"Sun-Crowned Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana"

Triple Falls is a hidden location among the alpine meadows dubbed the Hanging Gardens in Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana. This stunning waterfall is also known as Double or Quadruple Falls depending on the number of streams joining the Reynolds Creek as it flows towards lower elevations, often a reflection of how much snow […]





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 […]





Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

A Midwinter's Night Dream

Capturing the majestic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park is an amazing experience for any landscape photographer. One in the particular, the Thor’s Hammer, has captivated the imagination of generations, rising approximately 150 feet (46 meters) above the canyon floor. Part of the Claron Formation and consisting of predominantly limestone, it arose from a prehistoric […]





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 […]





Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Blackrock Summit

Easily one of my favorite locations in Shenandoah National Park, Blackrock Summit is a fantastic place to see and photograph stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains with unique rock formations in the foreground. Although it is an approximate 2.5 hour drive from Luray, it is accessible via a short 20 minute hike […]





Weathered, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Weathered

One of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen came on a crisp late October morning in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Driving along the beautiful Skyline Drive, we didn’t have high hopes for a great sunrise as the sky was very cloudy and ominous. Pulling over at the overlook, we set up just in […]





Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine

"Cadillac Mountain Morning Glory"

Cadillac Mountain is one of the most frequented attractions in Acadia National Park. Because of its elevation and northeastern location, Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the United States to see the dawn of day.¬†     The motivated individuals who rise early enough to see this spectacle will witness¬†the break of dawn over […]





Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

"Mesa Arch Sunrise," Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park of all time, and for good reason. Driving in from Moab in the fading night with the expectation and excitement of seeing the first rays of light turn the underside of the Mesa Arch deep colors of orange and red is an indescribable feeling! Of course this jewel located […]





Dawn Glow, Acadia National Park, Maine

"Cadillac Mountain at Dawn"

My wonderful fiancee and I drove into Bar Harbor, Maine, on the evening of August 27th, as we escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irene which was ravaging the east coast. We really did not know what to expect in terms of conditions, but for the exception of the complete washout on Sunday complete with a […]





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 […]





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 […]





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