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I took a trip to this area 3 weeks ago and quickly realized the photographic opportunities here. On that trip, trying to save weight in my pack, I opted not to take my tripod as I'd never been there before. I can say in honesty I've never wished for a tripod so bad. :D

With redemption in my mind I decided I'd get myself back here to properly capture the scene tripod in hand. I took some time off work and found myself at the beginning of the trail-head again. Its a 10 mile trek into the basin and because its part of Utah's wilderness there are no motorized vehicles allowed, either you hike or ride a horse.

Up in the distance just below and to the left of Red Castle is a large lake loaded with trout. 2 miles above and to the right is another even bigger lake with even bigger fish. I was lucky enough to spend 3 days fishing and taking pictures here. Anyone who enjoys great backpacking and stunning scenery would do well to make a trip to Red Castle. In my opinion its the best hike in the Uinta Mountain Range.

Canon 5D. 24-105mm. Circ Polarizer. 3SSGND Filter.

Uinta Wilderness, UTAH.

<If you're interested in a fine art print of any size please contact me via e-mail @ wayson.wight@comcast.net>

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Cynderusz Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
Looks professional as fuck. I thought this was made in Blender, it's that good. :D
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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Romylyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
GORGEOUS . .
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OldYorkie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Just got to fave this.
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Photographer
What a amazing scene!
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Meema Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This one's fantastic too.
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:iconminiwyo:
miniwyo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
This place looks amazing! Mind sharing how you get there?
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Its the same area as Kings Peak, you take Stateline dam road into the Uintas, if you google red castle uintas it should give you directions. Its a great backpacking trip man.
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:iconminiwyo:
miniwyo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Is that the same stateline dam road out of Mountian View?
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, that's the one.
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aprmason Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Wayson, This is excellent. The use of the polariser really makes this a work of perfection. I recall reading a trick a long time ago that a photographer used to avoid carrying a heavy tripod. He carried a small lightweight one and a small drawstring bag (the sort you find in toiletry gift sets at Christmas). When he needed to use the tripod, he erected it, put a few stones in the bag and hung the bag on the tripod. Bingo, instant heavy tripod. Toni.
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PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful, i like it

Pierre
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serel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
An absolute gorgeous place and photo.
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JohnBoy756 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Fantastic Shot!!!!!
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:iconrhcheng:
RHCheng Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Photographer
Wonderful composition and capture!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You've been featured in my latest journal: [link] :ahoy:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, thank you!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   General Artist
beautiful scene, love the mountain and all the colours :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dan. :D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   General Artist
welcome :D
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bada Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Gorgeous composition!
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:iconsandwedge:
sandwedge Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very Nice Image
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Wilithin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo, great colours and composition - I like it very much :+fav:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate, thanks for your thoughts and the :+fav:!
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porbital Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Photographer
You're featured :) [link]
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I appreciate it, great company to be placed with. Thanks!
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PreyingJaws Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Went there last August. I haven't been able to break away this summer. I do like the clouds in your picture.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome place, I'll be back next year to get another couple of shots I scouted.
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fexbeckett Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I am really in love with this. I love how it reminds me that Utah isn't just the usual crab grass and rocks that I'm used to seeing on a daily basis. :'D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, if you look and work a bit you can find yourself in some epic landscapes out here
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never been to northern Utah so the image I have is slickrock and canyons. Nice composition and good color.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey I appreciate it!
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BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so beautiful:heart:
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Great scene and nice work well done
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Breathtaking ! Fresh! Alive ! A beautiful image.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot, very clean compo and processing :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew. :D
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EmanuelElhazov Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
WoW What a wonderful pic!!!!
what lens you used?
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Canon 24-105mm. Thanks!
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maxre Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
great job!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Very nice. Sounds like a great destination. :-)
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exprimer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Wow! Amazing shot! That lanscape is truly breathtaking : )
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samtheartman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Photographer
i think this is really good, i really hope i become as adventurous as you one day , great work! :)
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
nice
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DerSeher Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
amazing shot
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VictoriouzZ Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
beautiful
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Mine-chan28 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   General Artist
Itīs beautiful, the colors are amazing
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Anne-Cathy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Wow! I like it, it's a beautiful view!
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oliwr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
gorgeous composition and colours! I can smell the fresh air and hear the sound of the water. Great shot!
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