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Taken while traveling through the Narrows last year, Zion National Park, Utah.


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IrishGirl72 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Your wonderful work has been featured :clap: here: [link] in my journal as one of my recent favorites! If you would like your work to be removed from my feature please note me. Hope 2012 brings you more beauty and awe. :heart:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
fantastic scene :)
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Artire Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
really nice picture! love the colours :boogie:
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Photographer
great image mate!
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zainabmoodeen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
you must feel as if youve discovered paradise
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Zion is such an awesome place, great shot!
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing nature !
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot. I like the tree in there as a secondary subject.
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Gorgeous
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cassannder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Gosh, the water is incredible in this photo. Stunning <3
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How very lovely~~~
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brunomaric Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
It looks like a really magical place; you've done it justice.
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kemobiggus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
gorgeous shot!
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BlueRodeo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   General Artist
nice photo!
I'm going to Zion next year, so excited :D
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ynissim Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful canyon light and scene,
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
One of your best. That tree completes the scene. It creates a nice contrast with the walls, and the curve of the tree and the curve of the canyon wall make a nice arch.
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parkflavor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I agree, definitely one of your best. In fact, I think this is my new favorite from you. The comp is so strong and that glow in the background is phenomenal. I wish I had shot this scene.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Chris. Part of the reason I didn't post this last year is because I didn't have the post processing skills to make it look natural. Those luminosity masks you showed me are awesome. The one thing this shot has going is that its a bit unique to what I've seen from the Narrows.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Pete, the Narrows are a fun place to photograph, I kept reminding myself to look for good light then find a comp to match. The light bouncing off the wall is what initially made me stop and try to compose this one.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
The narrows have been on the top of my to shoot list for almost five years. I heard this years flow was intense. Those canyon walls really do wonders with the light too. Do you need a permit for the narrows?
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't get in there this year because I only had waders and not a wetsuit, the flow was higher because they released water from Kolob Resevoir which feeds the Virgin River. You only need a permit if you start from the top, you can overnight backpack it that way, or go for the full 16 miles in one day.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Oh interesting, would you say winter would be an interesting time to visit? Obviously the cold water would likely keep the crowds out. Also, how much of the hike consists of wading? Sorry for the billion questions haha.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never been in winter, you'd need probably a drysuit. There wouldn't be any leaves on the trees obviously but I'm sure it would be a cool experience. I recommend the overnight backpack trip. How much wading really depends on water levels, but even in the lowest you'll still be wading a lot.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Hmmm, I'll have to keep all this in mind if I head up there soon. Thanks for the info!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, I hope you make it there.
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