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New on 500px : Zion Canyon by leland2 by leland2

Utah, southern, Dramatic panoramic of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. Capturing the grandeur of a large landscape scene can be one of the most difficult challenges. Far to often the magnificence is lost when rendered on a small two dimensional plane. A lifetime is spent in search of ideal conditions along with beautiful light that might, among other things, create the illusion of a three dimensional space. This clearing storm in Zion National Park of southern Utah was just such an opportunity. I refer to it sometimes as the attempt to do a landscape justice. When the conditions are right, everything has to be done correctly in what can be a very short period of time. Over the decades I’ve missed far more opportunities than I’ve been successful at. It’s the nature of the game and the learning process.

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New on 500px : Sunrise at Moraine Lake by HansGuichardo by HansGuichardo

I had to wake up at 4:30am and drive 45 minutes to be able to witness with my own eyes the sun rising and its rays hitting the mountains towering over Moraine Lake. It was definitely worth waking up early to witness such a spectacle!

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New on 500px : THE WATCHMAN IN THE STORM II by sean_ensch_images by sean_ensch_images

The iconic Watchmen peak at the southern entrance of Zion National Park. I spent almost two weeks around Zion with nothing but clear, blue skies. While that made it great to hike in, it made very boring photos. Then finally, on the last day there it rained heavily all day long. I thought it wouldn’t stop and the clouds would just be stuck and never leave the canyon, then just before sunset they passed through to the south and created some beautiful lighting just in time for me to get this photo.

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New on 500px : Zion Hike by myspacetom by myspacetom

Out for a hike in the truly spectacular Zion National Park — a smaller park, but one of my favorites. I don’t often have people in my photos, but I think this is the only photo I was happy with from that hike. 🙂

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