The Tree and the Striped Wall
I was driving down a wash in Capitol Reef National Park, a highly underrated park I should say, when I came upon this incredible sandstone wall. Perched in front of the wall was a pine of some sort, with its deep green contrasting with the red-orange of the sandstone. The stripes of varnish were nearly perfectly vertical and very thick. Scenes like this make me ponder the hundreds and thousands and millions of years it takes to carve a gorge through the solid rock and to carefully layer the dark paint of rock varnish across the cliffs. The entire life of the tree will have witnessed just the tiniest sliver of that time.
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Figured I’d get around to uploading the remaining photos from our latest Moab trip from Oct. 2017. 😅 Here they are!
Photo 1: Petroglyphs from Capitol Reef National Park.
Photo 2: The Skyline Arch from Arches National Park.
Photo 3: The view of Dead Horse State Park.
Photo 4: Rock formations from Capitol Reef National Park.
Photo 5: The Sand Dune Arch in Arches National Park.
Photo 6: The Double Arch in Arches National Park.
Photo 7: Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef.
Photo 8: Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.
Photo9: Red Cliffs from Canyon Lands National Park.
Photo 10: A view point in Canyon Lands National Park.
This is probably my favorite photo of our trip to Utah and was taken with my phone. Yup, my phone.
I'd scrambled about 100 yards away from the group to get the wide panorama I'd planned on. The group was getting ready to pack it up so I had limited time to get the photo I wanted.
Quick handheld shots with my regular camera and few with the phone just in case my SD card died or something else. After going through the photos I chose the one with the phone. It captures the beauty of the place and scope of the size compared to the jeep. I tried to channel a little of Chris Burkhards style with the big background and little people. Hope you like it.
@asif.photography Capitol reef national park, Utah. It may not be as popular as the other national parks in Utah, but I found it quite beautiful.
I spent only few hours in the later afternoon, and headed to Kanab for Coyote buttes hiking.
Similar to Goblin valley, this would be a great location for astrophotography with very little light pollution and amazing rock formations. Photo by @asif.photography