FIRST of all – A VERY HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the fathers among us!
Have you ever felt intimidated by beauty? In Utah I most definitely had that experience. So many large views and contrasts. There was no way to process it all at once for my little brain otherwise than to take as many pics as possible. Utah is much more than Bryce Canyon or Zion Nat. Park.
Just being on the road, I have learned not to wait with taking pics of these exciting skies. They change every few minutes! This looks like firecracker clouds in the desert.
This was an incline, so I’m posting it as such:)
If it were only the skies, I could keep up with the change. Guess what, the colors and structure of the landscape we passed , also kept changing. The greens are just as varied and subtle as the red rocks.
The farmers work very hard to keep their land green (taken in June-July) and clean. The fences were unassuming.
We were descending, but looking to the side, I felt very small!
Immediately to mind came: a kingdom in a far away land. Secure and safe, surrounded by many mountains. Doesn’t it look like from another world?
Modified with poster edges, posterize, film grain, and lens blur of PS
for the Mandarin Orange (on Facebook this week) and Orange TGIF
If you think you have seen beauty in Bryce Canyon….. this Sunrise Point view almost looks “normal” compared to when you go to Zion Nat. park (photo below)
No photo tricks here. No special lens! How in the world do I choose a spot to paint?? Somehow this patch gives me the feeling of a roller coaster.
Insanely complicated, let’s go to another spot… well, I discovered after three days there were no other spots that were “easier.”
The temps were also insane. On most days in June ( 2013) from high 90 rising during the day to 108 degrees F. Only the flowers of the cacti, thistles and wildflowers survived!
Tired of the overload? No problem. There’s also the quirky in a front yard , like in any other state:)
California where I live is beautiful with the ocean, beaches, flowers, fruits, vineyards, and mountains.
But the landscapes in Utah are intense. No doubt about it.
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