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The Virgin River/Zion Canyon
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion has always been one of my favorite places, but the true magic of the park really shines during the most unlikely season – winter. That’s because there is only one road that takes you into the heart of the canyon, and it opens to the public at the tail end of fall. (From the spring till late fall, all visitors must take a complimentary shuttle bus into the canyon)
When the road opens, photographers are free to explore the park on their own terms and chase the light through the canyon for the absolute best landscape images.
On this particular winter excursion, I noticed this very interesting tree leaning over the road. I knew that bringing a wide-angle lens right up to the tree would allow a stunning composition of the beautiful Virgin River and the mouth of Zion Canyon.
To me, the result was an engaging composition that helps to draw the viewer into the frame and experience just a taste of this marvelous canyons splendor.
Image Code: A006