Last year we hit the motherlode of color, shooting on the peak color
day for the Rocky Mountain Maple trees. It lasted exactly one
day, and the next day the ground began to be covered with rocky
mountain maple leaves with every gust of wind and rain. But,
it was a great day to be out shooting. Golden cottonwood trees
along the Virgin River both inside and outside the park, as well as
Gambel's Oak, and Ash trees add color to monumental vistas and
landscapes that are in and around the park. I lived in St.
George for 5 years and know every back road and scenic vantage point
in this southern Utah area. This safari is a mix of landscapes and
wildlife, with desert bighorn sheep always showing up.
While we always shoot in southern Utah, depending on timing and
weather, we will also photograph Bryce Canyon as well as local areas such as Gooseberry Mesa,
Snow Canyon State Park, and the Virgin River bottoms. We will also shoot
in Monument Valley, and either the South or North Rim of the Grand Canyon as well.
We meet in Hurricane, Utah near Zion National Park. The weather can
change so dress in layers, though we should have cool mornings and
pleasant afternoons. Light shooting gloves as well as
gardening knee pads can make
photography much easier and more comfortable on the sandstone rocks.
Hotels and food are very reasonable. If you don't want a room split, let
me know when you book.
Difficulty Level: EASY
Bryce Canyon Gallery
Monument Valley Gallery