Cedar Breaks Aspen
I found this to be a challenging composition because the color was mostly hidden behind bare-limbed aspen (which I love) mixed in with a few evergreens. The intent of my post-processing was to highlight the beauty of the bare trees with that amazing color in the background.
Strawberry Point Vista
While traveling east from the Cedar Breaks area we stopped at a view point looking south toward Strawberry Point.
Aspen Near Alton
Another group of aspen that we stopped to shoot near Alton UT.
Capitol Reef Vista
This was one of the many beautiful vistas we encountered while driving along Utah's scenic Hwy 12.
Arches NP Reflection
This was taken in Arches NP at the La Sal Mountains Viewpoint not long after rains passed through. The rock formation in the reflection doesn't have a name that I could find.
This is the lower of the two arches that make up Double Arch located in the Windows Section of Arches NP. My traveling companion kindly agreed to add some perspective.
The area with the yellowish hue is known as Salt Valley and behind it is where the iconic Delicate Arch is located. It is actually in this shot located at the end of the red rock ridge on the horizon about two-thirds of the way over from the left (look for a dark U-shaped shadow).
This was taken from the Park Avenue viewpoint late in the afternoon. I particularly liked the composition of light and shadow.
Canyonlands NP Grand View Vista #1
OK, a little indecision here. I loved this view from the rim au naturel but wanted the human perspective as well, so here is one with me and my traveling companion as well.
Canyonlands NP Grand View Vista #2
Canyonlands NP Grand View Vista #3
Another Canyonlands NP Grand View Vista
I found this interesting composition while walking the rim trail near Grand View Point.
Buck Canyon Overlook
Again in Canyonlands NP, looking east across Buck Canyon toward the Colorado River.
Devils Garden Juniper
I found this juniper back in Devils Garden near Double O Arch. I love the interesting shapes, textures, and colors these old gnarly trees have.
This is an arch you only get to see if you are hiking the primitive trail section of Devils Garden.
Utah's Colorado Riverway
This is a view of Parriott Mesa (R) taken from a spot along the edge of the Colorado River (popular recreational area east of Moab along Hwy 128).
A panorama including Parriott Mesa on the right and an unnamed smaller mesa to the left.
An iconic view of the Monument Valley area as one approches from the north.
Artists Point View
Panorama of the view from Monument Valley's Artists Viewpoint.
Water Hole Canyon
While stopping overnight in Page AZ we decided to hike out to Water Hole Canyon for a look at the sandstone ridge formations.