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Aug 20, 2010, 6:49:07 PM
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Red Castle by tourofnature Red Castle by tourofnature
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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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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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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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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