One day in August I explored and photographed in the Zion National Park in southeastern Utah.
A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep with peaks of sandstone carved by the Virgin River. On the day of my visit, the skies were clear and the colors of the rocks were stunning.
I especially liked the Court of the Patriarchs.
The three peaks of the Patriarchs are named after three persons from the Old Testament: Abraham, Isaac and Joshua.
I loved photographing the sandstone focusing in on interesting features such as trees that find a way to grow in the crevices.
Most of these pictures were taken from a slow-moving bus so I had to make sure that my shutter speed was high enough to focus. I used a Nikon D300s camera with a 10-105mm/f/3.5-5.6 lens. Exposure settings were 1/250 sec at f/16 and ISO 800.
Next blog post with focus on Bryce Canyon. Don’t miss it!