Zion National Park

November 21, 2015

Reverence

<a href="/images/craft/stone-concretions-large.jpg"></a> Somewhere in Zion. Eight stone concretions. Natural forms born of ancient dunes. A magic blend of iron oxide and quartz sand grains forged by water, compression, and time. Harder in c...

November 14, 2015

Gifted vs. Talented: A Philosophical Question

Last week featured the <a href="https://zionpark.org/about/zion-national-park-plein-air-art-invitational/">Plein Air Invitational</a> here at Zion National Park. In past years, I've largely ignored the proceedings choosing to focus, instead...

November 2, 2015

Flow

<a href="/images/craft/flow-zion-virgin-river-large.jpg"></a> I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. - John O’Donohue...

October 12, 2015

Cloud Streaks

<a href="/images/craft/streaked-clouds-and-bat-large.jpg"></a> Lovely distant cloud streaks capturing the last light of a sun beyond the horizon are magnified with a 400mm lens. A swooping bat, appearing relatively quite large, photobombed ...

September 30, 2015

Keyhole Canyon: Into the Abyss

<a href="/images/craft/keyhole-canyon-large.jpg"></a> This is Keyhole Canyon, the photo taken from a sandstone ledge about 30 feet above the pine trees. The dark abyss is the slot canyon, a relatively short beginners-level slot popular with...

December 18, 2014

Perspectives

Two weeks ago. 4:00 a.m. wake up. Final items packed in the truck. A deep bow to <a href="http://www.nps.gov/archeology/sites/antiquities/profileMukuntuweap.htm">Mukuntuweap</a>, my home and muse for the last two months.On the road. I-215 s...

November 23, 2014

East Temple Sunset

<a href="/images/craft/last-light-on-east-temple-large.jpg"></a>Not to be outdone by the reflected morning light of my previous post, East Temple let her "true colors" be known yesterday in the last night of a brisk late fall afternoon. The...

November 22, 2014

Pine Creek Reflections

<a href="/images/craft/pine-creek-reflections-large.jpg"></a>Recent hard freezes and wind have encouraged the leaves to drop off trees like rocks, abruptly concluding the fall color season here. And, as with all transitions, new opportuniti...

November 20, 2014

A Zion Haiku

Dear photographer, the mountains are too big for the flash of your camera....

November 19, 2014

Swirling Silence

<a href="/images/craft/swirls-zion-national-park-large.jpg"></a>Silence. Such a rarity. I found it late yesterday afternoon in a half bowl of swirling sandstone high atop a ridge in the <a href="http://www.douglasvincent.com/craft/the-beaut...

November 16, 2014

24,323 Steps

<a href="/images/craft/stone-patterns-zion-large.jpg"></a>24,323 steps. That's the total my Health App registered after a long meandering 11-mile trek through the back country of the upper east side of <a href="http://www.nps.gov/zion">Zion...

November 13, 2014

Douchbaggery

I'm not one for dipping into the Internet meme toolbox to make a point. But, occasionally, you read something that begs for it. The romance and nostalgia associated with film doesn't justify its continued use, even for the black and white p...

November 7, 2014

Nature's Transitions

<a href="/images/craft/leaves-compare-zion-large.jpg"></a>Over the years, I've become rather spoiled when scouting images here in Zion. Often, even with fall color scenes, I'll come upon a very promising composition under less than ideal li...

October 21, 2014

Water Play

<a href="/images/craft/water-ripples-zion-large.jpg"></a> I love the interplay of light and water. I've made "classic" long exposure film images like <a href="http://www.douglasvincent.com/film/velvet-reflections/">Velvet Reflections</a> an...

October 13, 2014

Water Reflects Stone

<a href="/images/craft/water-reflects-stone-large.jpg"></a>Water reflects stone.Stone reflects water. I spent a good 20 minutes musing on a zen-like statement for this image. Once I came up with it, it seemed obvious. Despite its official d...

October 10, 2014

The Goodness Baked In

<a href="/images/craft/zion-garbage-large.jpg"></a>This morning, after a particularly productive photography session, I spent 20 minutes picking up trash strewn aside a pull out on the upper east side of Zion National Park. I assembled the ...

October 6, 2014

Star Trails - Zion Canyon

<a href="/images/craft/star-trails-zion-canyon-large.jpg"></a>3 hours. 363 photos. They are the ingredients of this photograph, tracking the stars last night over Zion National Park, my home for the next two months. In celebration of this t...

September 29, 2014

Death in the Narrows

<a href="/images/craft/zion-flooding-radar-large.jpg"></a>Over the weekend I screen grabbed this image of intense precipitation over <a href="http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm">Zion National Park</a>. The line of thunderstorms and accompany...

September 22, 2014

The Beautiful Chaos

<a href="/images/craft/beautiful-chaos-ilfochrome-large.jpg"></a>Over the years I've familiarized myself photographically with the geography of <a href="w.nps.gov/zion/index.htm">Zion National Park</a>, particularly its elevations. At highe...

Inspirations

The negative is the score, the print the performance.

Ansel Adams