Early evening can be a time when all elements come into perfect harmony. Moonlight, twilight, starlight, and distant city lights can combine in a perfect moment:
The sky in this view provides many visual treats such as star clusters, jet contrails, and a couple of satellites. The long camera exposure has made the first quarter moon (half illuminated) appear as a round beacon in the sky. See the panorama footnotes for more information.
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In Big Cottonwood Canyon, a spot that’s beautiful any time of year:
The lake is almost completely covered with snow in this view, with just a little spot peeking through. Sundial Peak above it is a local icon among hikers. A bit steep, but still a great summer or fall hike, in the snow I was reminded of the Brett Weston quote “Anything more than 500 yds from the car just isn’t photogenic”, and was hoping that would not be the case for me!
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An iconic Utah landmark:
Along the trails in Arches National Park, one hears a variety of languages spoken. It’s a popular place. All those visitors need pictures of themselves at the park, and I’ve found a new calling in life ……… taking pictures of tourists using their own cameras. Once I figured out which way to point the phones and where to click, they started to look pretty good. It’s a great way to meet new people.
Snow Canyon, in the far southwest corner of Utah, as a little bit for everyone, from rock climbers, to families with little ones looking for an easy hike, to snowbirds wanting to escape the snow:
Don’t be fooled by the name, this spot seldom sees snow.
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