Sunrise Light on Zion Canyon’s Abraham Peak

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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. — William Blake

This is another photo of Zion Canyon‘s Court of the Patriarchs at sunrise. Shown here is Abraham peak glowing in the morning light. This is a b&w vertical composition of a similar shot taken a little further upstream, Sunrise on the Court of Patriarchs and the Virgin River.

I originally wanted to get in the water and position my tripods to get the water stream to flow right at the camera, but the strong current kept on pushing my tripods back, forcing me to settle for this view from the bank of the Virgin River. Again, I stacked both of my Lee 0.9 and 0.6 hard-edge graduated neutral density filters to allow a slow exposure while keeping the highlight on the rock peak. I thought about moving the horizontal line, but decided to break the “rule” and split the image.

With the recent controversial Flickr’s video offering , I wanted to post a B&W photograph to remind myself that this is where it all started for me: those timeless Ansel Adams black and white landscape photographs.

On a site related note, I’ve been cleaning up my contents. Along with some other search engine optimizations, I tagged all my old posts and reorganized my categories. I never thought about making my site search engine friendly until now. One of the few changes I made over the weekend was my RSS feed URL. If you are one of my feeds subscribers, please re-subscribe to my new RSS feeds. Thank you!