Sunrise at the Grand Canyon at the beginning of the trail to Havasu....incredible! You know that saying “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?” ....It makes me think that it doesn’t matter the amount of photos I see of beautiful places on social media, it’s no comparison to actually going out in nature and experiencing a sunrise like this with my own eyes. Living vicariously through someone else’s posts is not an adequate replacement for living life.
The Zion Narrows are amongst the most unique hikes in America. The downside of accessibility and awesomeness is popularity. For photography, this is a problem, because the canyon is the “trail”. Yet, on a summer visit, I was able to make photographs without people in them. Here are ways to do so (from http://qtl.us/1TQHhBY): #2 START EARLY OR STAY LATE Hiking back from the Imlay Rock at around 6:45pm, I was rewarded by the experience of having the whole Narrows by myself. I didn’t see a single other person until the trailhead at the bus stop. I certainly had to work fast, but I still had enough time to make long-exposure photographs at several spots, and catch the 9:00pm bus – leaving myself a bit of a margin. #zion#nationalpark#zionnationalpark#utah