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December 31st, 2014

My Best Photos of 2014

Posted By Jay Goodrich
My Best Photos of 2014
2014 was one of those years where I felt like I was on a roller coaster. I am not talking about one of those old rickety wood things from the 60’s. I am talking about the new ones, the ones that are designed by retired NASA engineers that pull 4g.s and are made of more …
December 4th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Laura Zirino

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Bryce Sunrise' by Laura Zirino
Last year Laura Zirino started searching for snow and was rewarded at Utah’s Bryce Canyon. “This was my second attempt to find snow in 2013. All I got was a light dusting, but as the hoodoos began to glow in the early morning light I was glad they weren’t buried in snow,” says Zirino. The …
July 15th, 2014

Wildflower Assignment Winner Lindsay Daniels

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Albion Basin Wildflowers' by Lindsay Daniels
Congrats to Lindsay Daniels for winning the Wildflower Assignment! “Every July, wildflowers carpet Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City, Utah. I had explored the area and found that this spot had the most wild flower coverage and the best view of Devil’s Castle in the background. But at …
April 28th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Rebecca Wilks

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'The Chicanes' by Rebecca Wilks
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Fresh Perspective Assignment by Rebecca Wilks. “Lake Powell water levels fluctuate quite a bit over seasons and years. This image was made in March 2014, when the level was as low as it had been in almost a decade, revealing many unusual photography opportunities. I loved …
March 31st, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Paul Phillips

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Coral Pink Sand Dunes by Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips submitted today’s Photo Of The Day to the Leading Lines Assignment. “This picture was taken at sunrise in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah,” he writes, “I scoped the area out…
January 30th, 2014

Back from Moab

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey When I …
January 8th, 2014

Photo of The Day By Alex Chamberlain

Posted By Christopher Robinson
A Flare For The Dramatic by Alex Chamberlain
Alex Chamberlain submitted today’s Photo Of The Day to the Your Best Photo Of 2013 Assignment. Chamberlain describes how he got this photo, “After an evening shooting the Toadstool Hoodoos in Utah, my friend and I retired for the night only to be awakened at 4am by a lightning storm the likes of which we had seldom seen…
December 9th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Buffalo Spirit’ by Daniel Fox – Antelope Island State Park, Great Salt Lake, Utah

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Antelope Island State Park American Bison close up on face and head of a buffalo free ranging Great Salt Lake Utah
I recently had the amazing opportunity of spending three weeks at the Antelope Island State Park, located in Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. The park is known for the American Bison which was introduced to the island back in 1893. What started with 14 individuals is now, today, more than 500, one of the …
September 5th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Rebecca Wilks

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Padre Bay Reflections by Rebecca Wilks
While exploring the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rebecca Wilks came across this vista of Padre Bay.
May 29th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Portal to the Stars’ by Marsel van Oosten – Double Arch in Arches National Park, Utah

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Double long Exposure Nighttime scenic stars rocks arches light painting
Of all the National Parks that I have ever visited in the US, Arches National Park is without a doubt the most iconic. Many millions of photographs have been shot here, and to come up with something different is not easy. That does not mean one shouldn’t try though, and I personally greatly enjoy the creative …