Early morning capture as the sunlight hits the peaks.
The Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park are sandstone cliffs named for three towering figures of the Old Testament. They hold court over Birch Creek Canyon and that section of the Virgin River.
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Cathedral Valley in Capital Reef National Park is one of the more unique environments in Utah. I took this image standing beneath the giant Monolith "Temple of the Moon" (The structure to the right of the image) In the distance is the even bigger monolith "Temple of the Sun"
As soon as I arrived back in Marquette, I was very excited to photograph a few locations I have had on mind for quite some time. I decided to wake up at 6 AM my third day back to venture out to Sand River. Sand River is only about fifteen miles outside of Marquette, heading towards Munising. The forecast was for primarily overcast skies, but I was feeling antsy, I would not wait another day to photograph the location. I reached Sand River and the conditions seemed to match the weather report, overcast, so I approached the scene in a subtle manner.
I finally had chance to get out for some proper Autumn photography in my local area. I had staked this patch of aspens previously and returned in the morning for what I hoped would be a memorable sunrise.