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June 26th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Nephi Boren

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Rising by Nephi Boren
Nephi Boren took advantage of last weekend’s rare “Supermoon” to get this photo. Boren was in Zion National Park in Utah and used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 75-300mm lens. The photo was submitted to the Moon Shots Assignment
November 26th, 2012

Checkerboard Star Trails (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Checkerboard Star Trails
Last month I had the pleasure of shooting in Zion National Park. My favorite fall color location for the past several years. In addition to the color of the Cottonwoods and Maples that burn brilliantly in early November, the park is also home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the Southwest. Deep canyons, …
November 30th, 2011

Work the Scene

Posted By Ian Plant
Trying different angles will help you find the best a scene has to offer.
(© Ian Plant) It is a myth that a photography master can simply walk up to a given scene and instantly recognize the single best shot available, and achieve perfection with only one try. As the legendary George Stocking once told me, “one shot leads to the next.” Photography is an iterative process, and if …
December 9th, 2010

Hidden Zion

Posted By Ian Plant
Zion National Park in Utah is a land of deep canyons, sweeping mountain vistas, and stunning desert views. Every year I make an autumn pilgrimage to Zion, exploring it’s hidden mysteries. Although the scenery in Zion is big, bold, and jaw-dropping, there is also a more intimate side, one that I try to capture with each visit. …
December 3rd, 2010

Get Your Feet Wet!

Posted By Ian Plant
For some reason, people are squeamish about getting their feet wet. There seems to be a natural biological imperative that screams “stay high and dry” whenever one gets close to water. Maybe people just don’t like the feel of cold water on their toes. Or maybe they’re afraid of whatever squishy creepy-crawly things that might be lurking in …
November 12th, 2010

Follow Your Vision (by Ian Plant)

Posted By Ian Plant
I just spent ten days photographing Zion National Park, and I saw something that has become increasingly common in the past few year—photographers wandering around with pages of photographs printed off the Internet. Presumably, they were on the hunt to recreate images they had seen taken by other photographers. I know that some photographers might view this as …
May 21st, 2010

Ancient Forces

Posted By Ian Plant
"Ancient Forces" - Rock, water, and light collide in the Narrows
Welcome to Off the Beaten Path, dedicated to far away places, once-in-a-lifetime moments, and those rare flashes of inspired thinking. In this post, I’d like to talk about the Narrows of the Virgin River in Zion National Park, a magical place where the ancient forces of water, rock, and light slowly grapple with one another over the ages. …