Stones at Capitol Reef National Park

Stones at Capitol Reef National Park
Stones at Capitol Reef National Park, by Suprada on Flickr.

Stones at the viewpoint, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010 at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Exposure: 1/320s at at f/8.0
Focal Length: 17mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 400
WB: Daylight
Date: October 21, 2010

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Brush at Sunset

Brush at Sunset
Brush at Sunset, by Suprada on Flickr.

Brush glowing at sunset by Hell\’s Backbone Road near Boulder, Utah.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
On October 20, we hiked to the Lower Cal Creek Falls during the daytime. After the hike we stopped by the spectacular Kiva Coffee House for some cold beverages. The coffee house is placed spectacularly, perched on the edge of the cliff looking down into the canyon.

We went back to our hotel rooms at Pole\’s Place in Boulder, freshened up and headed out for the sunset on Hell\’s Backbone Road towards the bridge. The Hell\’s Backbone Road is described as \”Hell’s Backbone Road is one of the most dramatic stretches of road in Utah as it travels along a ridge with a sheer drop on both sides. Hell’s Backbone Bridge spans a crevasse on a narrow ridge no wider than the bridge itself. Plenty of dramatic photos of the area’s breathtaking scenery can be taken along the route.\”

Along the way, the sunlight was lighting up the brush on the roadside.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 1/160s at at f/4.0
Focal Length: 40mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 6

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 6
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 6, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall.

By the time this photograph was made, the shadow of the canyon was on the upper end of the waterfall. This caused the white patch of rock to glow and the water to turn bluish. In my post-processing, I used Tony Kuyper\’s photoshop action called \”Make it Glow\” to get the glow in the photograph like how it looked that afternoon.

Other photos from this series:
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 5

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 0.5s at at f/22
Focal Length: 18mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 5

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 5

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. This photograph is pretty much the classic view of the waterfalls. You can see the shadows starting to creep up on the left.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 2s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 22mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 4
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. This photograph shows the waterfalls in its canyon environment.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 2s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 0.8s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 18mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:5s at at f/8.0
Focal Length: 16mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:5s at at f/8.0
Focal Length: 13mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Molars at Devils Garden

Molars at Devils Garden
Molars at Devils Garden, by Suprada on Flickr.

Rock formation at the Devil\’s Garden in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. On the morning of Oct 19, we got out of Fosters Motel outside Bryce Canyon National Park. We headed out for a sunrise shoot at Kodachrome Basin State park.

At Kodachrome Basin, we hiked the Angel\’s Palace Trail getting on top before sunrise. In the newsletter we got at the entrance station, this trail is described as follows: \”Rising 150 feet (46m) above the basin floor, this 1.5 mile trail affords magnificent vies of Kodachrome Basin, Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area. It is an excellent trail for photographers. Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.”

It was a really enjoyable hike. However I have no photos I like from this expedition. I think of it as a scouting trip. Next time I\’ll be heading to Kodachrome for sunset.

We headed out to the town of Escalante for breakfast, restocking supplies and to visit the excellent visitor center of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. After gassing up, we headed out to Devils Garden – about 16 miles away. Unfortunately driving a rental sedan on the wash-boardy Hole-in-the-Rock road was very nerve-wracking. Next time I\’ll certainly drive at least a high clearance vehicle.

Devil\’s garden is pretty fantastic. Too bad we reached there around midday. It will be spectacular at sunrise and sunset. However, since I was there, i made this photograph – with the intention of making it Black and White during post-processing. I call these formations \”The Molars” since they remind me of – well – Molars.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:1/50s at at f 6.3
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 19, 2010

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Glowing Arch

Glowing Arch
Glowing Arch, by Suprada on Flickr.

The arch at Natural Bridges viewpoint, Bryce Canyon.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. After shooting around sunrise at the Surise and Sunset viewpoints at Bryce Canyon, we drove all the way to the farthest vista point – Rainbow Point and started making our way back to the park entrance, while stopping at the vista points in between. This photograph was made at the Natural Bridges viewpoint. From the national Park website: \”Though the name tends to be misleading, Natural Bridge is one of several natural arches in Bryce Canyon and creates a beautiful scene at this viewpoint. This arch, sculpted from some of the reddest rock of the Claron Formation (rich in iron oxide minerals), poses a stark contrast to the dark green of the Ponderosa forest that peeks through the arch from the canyon below.\”

They were not exaggerating – it was very beautiful. what made it all the more so was the sun light, through a gap in the clouds, hitting the arch from just the right angle making this bridge literally glow! The glowing yellow aspen tree in the foreground was just a bonus.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:1/800s at at f 4.0
Focal Length: 17mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 18, 2010

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Fog Games at Bryce

Fog Games at Bryce
Fog Games at Bryce, by Suprada on Flickr.

Fog rising in between the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. View from Sunrise Point

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. We were out making photographs at sunrise at Bryce Canyon on the morning of October 18th. When we reached the Sunrise vista point, we were greeted by the amphitheater in fog. As the sun rose, the fog started disspiating among the hoodoos. The fog sometimes rose and fell and swirled around – like one last game before it had to go.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon rebel XT
Exposure: 1/8s at f 4.5
Focal Length: 220mm
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 18, 2010

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Flumes rising

Flumes rising
Flumes rising, by Suprada on Flickr.

Bryce Canyon in Fall. View from Sunrise Point

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. Shooting sunrise at Bryce Canyon on the morning of October 18th, we were greeted by the amphitheater in fog. As the sun rose, the fog started disspiating among the hoodoos. I used my long lens to capture this fog flume dissipating.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon rebel XT
Exposure: 1/50s at f 4.0
Focal Length: 110mm
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 18, 2010

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A Touch of Fall at Bryce

A Touch of Fall at Bryce
A Touch of Fall at Bryce, by Suprada on Flickr.

Bryce Canyon in Fall. View from Sunrise POint, Navajo Trail.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. We reached Bryce Canyon on Oct 17, stayed the night at Fosters Motel and headed out to shoot the sunrise at Bryce. An overcast morning greeted us. Once we reached the Sunset Point, we saw the amphitheater covered in fog. Luckily, the clouds had broken up by now. As the sun rose the fog gradually dissipated.

After shooting at the viewpoints, I started making my way down the Navajo Trail. The trail was very very muddy, with my shoes adding on a pound or too as I walked,

unwillingly collecting the red clay mud, as I walked along the trail. About 200 steps into the trail is when I made this photograph. The Aspen trees in yellow against the red rocks of Bryce was just too much to not stop for.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 1/50s at f 4.0
Focal Length: 19mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 200
WB: Daylight
Date: October 18, 2010

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Bryce in the Morning Fog

Bryce in the Morning Fog
Bryce in the Morning Fog, by Suprada on Flickr.

Bryce Canyon in the morning fog. View from Sunset Point.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. We reached Bryce Canyon on Oct 17, stayed the night at Fosters Motel and headed out to shoot the sunrise at Bryce. Again, it didn\’t look very promising – the sky was filled with heavy clouds. We parked at Sunset point parking and headed out to the vista point walkway. At this point I want to clarify something – the Sunrise Point and the Sunset Point views at Bryce canyon are a very short distance away from each other and I almost found myself walking from one viewpoint to the other as I was shooting.

I set up at sunset point and waited for the sun to come up. As the sun was coming up, the fog in between the hoodoos started drifting giving us an opportunity to photograph a very different Bryce.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:2.5s at at f 4.0
Focal Length: 17mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 18, 2010

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Chipmunk Climbing Bush

Chipmunk Climbing Bush
Chipmunk Climbing Bush, by Suprada on Flickr.

Chipmunk climbing a bush at the amphitheatre at Bryce Canyon, Utah – Sunrise Point.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. We were photographing at the Sunrise Point during sunset. This chipmunk was stealing attention from the canyon itself. All the tourists were enamored by the chipmunk scampering about and leaping from branch to branch of this bush.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:1/60 at at f 4.0
Focal Length: 36mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
ISO: 320
WB: Daylight
Date: October 17, 2010

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