Day 1 – Southern Utah – “The Narrows”

Greeting,

I wanted to share my thoughts and views on our latest photography workshop in Southern Utah. I’m going to break things down by locations and add a different segment each post.

Day1;

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We arrived a few days before our workshop was scheduled to start, which we always do, to allow time for scouting, shooting and logistics.  This time we had decided to take a day and hike the Narrows in Zion. I had hiked the Narrows before but this was Kelly’s and Zach’s first visit. It was nice to see their reactions as they marveled in admiration of the canyon!

It was a precarious hike with loose rocks and the majority of the time you are hiking in the river. The benefit is that the water level is much lower in the fall months so if a mishap would happen to occur it wouldn’t be as risky as when the water is deeper.

As we twisted our way through the canyon finally making it to Wall Street we had traveled three and a half miles and what an amazing journey! After admiring the spectacular views we needed to make our trek back. All in all I was especially happy with my images.

Here, about midway through Wall-street I just love the juxtaposition of the cool and warm colors and the implied leading line of the water pulling me into the image. 

Metadata:

  • Nikon D800
  • Tamron Lens SP 24-70mm f/2.8 @ f/16 and 24mm focal length
  • Exposure 30 seconds
  • Manual Exposure Mode
  • My trusty Gitzo tripod – GT3541XLS
  • Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer
  • Cable Release
  • Lexar Memory Cards
  • Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW
  • Columbia Sportwear – Omni-Wind Block fleece and a Omni-Heat 800 fill Goose Down Vest

Best of Light,

Ed

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