The first stop on our Road Scholar photo expedition back in September was Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. The park includes two very different topographic and geological areas. The west side is a deep canyon carved by the Virgin River,
while the east side is arid and filled with petrified sand dunes thousands of feet high.
We spent most of our time in the western section walking along the Virgin River, where steep sandstone cliffs reflect sunlight into the canyon.
So my focus this time was primarily on the beauty of the canyon's colors and textures in the reflected light.
And of course the water in the river provided additional photo opportunities for reflected light:
We ended our day capturing one of the iconic Zion scenes: the gigantic "Watchman" formation overlooking the Virgin River at sunset.
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