It was an amazing day, starting with a dramatic sunrise from the end of the lookout trail in Zion; followed by a quick bowl of cereal at the car, and a drive to Checkerboard Mesa area. Parked the car and did something I hadn’t done before – climbed up the edge of the wash and went ‘cross-country’ to find some new viewpoints. I had a great morning making different images – but mostly had a great morning taking in all the grandeur that Zion is even without a camera to my eye. But when I turned to see these amazing clouds over one sandstone formation, I had to capture that. I loved the ‘s’ curves in the clouds. October/November can bring incredible skies to Zion – and I’m not just sayin’ that. It’s the time of year when you can get a dramatic sunrise/sunset, or a snowstorm – either way, it’s beautiful. The B&W below was from the same morning. I processed the color image using Lightroom and Viveza, and the Black and White using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. Remember you can get a 15% discount on these products by visiting my discounts page
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Thanks, Kalani! Dare I tell you they are not cactuses but rocks that rolled down from the tops of the buttes over time and are sitting there? But they still are like a group… 🙂
Oops, I zoomed in and noticed right away. Nik did a wonderful job I just assumed without looking closer, my bad.
I love how you animate trees and plants in your landscapes. Like the trees on the top of the mountain on the right, look like people climbing to the top of the mountain. And the little cactuses in the black and white feel like a group of animals moving along the rock face together. Cute and beautiful!!! The master!