Wow! What a day! Remember I am in a Zion photography class with 3 other students and Matt Suess the master teacher. We met at 5:30 am and headed to our first spot to get started. The first VR is here.
Since I did not record the locations of the next several spots I will stack up the next VR's.
There are so many incredible locations to photograph like this canyon.
One of the most famous locations to photograph at Zion is the Watchmen Tower. It is a very tall presence as you enter the park. The park entrance, campgrounds and and the edge of the town of Springdale lay at its base. We parked on the side of the road in a turn out to hike back to a river that runs toward it for a great photo location.
VR Location here.
VR River location here.
The last location of the night was another famous Zion must have photo. By this time we are all exhausted but Matt promised we would like this effect. I had never done any night photography like this before. It involves the Milky Way which we had a phone app to find it called SkyView. This area is a lone peak about 75 feet tall with one lone Pinion Tree that sits on its top. This night photography technique is very difficult to master in total darkness on rocky terrain while being on the edge of cliffs. Matt brought some portable lights to give the peak some color. I am not totally happy with my first attempts I plan on working the talent till I am happy. The technical settings for something like this is ISO 8000 and a 3.5 opening with a 20 second exposure. Lots of fun!!