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Zion in Spring

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 19 December 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken early one Spring morning along the Virgin River in Zion NP.

Nikon D300 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 200 63 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympa cette vue !

19 Dec 2008 5:37am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

...and I really love that tree in the foreground! The light is superb and the eye wander from the ground to the mountains. Great photo.

19 Dec 2008 5:49am

@bluechameleon: Thank you. You gotta get up early for that kind of light.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un paysage grandiose, une excellente photo avec ce magnifique arbre au premier plan! J'aime beaucoup!

19 Dec 2008 6:29am

Amir from tehran, Iran

nice wide shot. sharp and vivid colors. the shininge tree that apear in front of your cadre makes the shot so breliant. tanx :)

19 Dec 2008 7:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely fantastic.

19 Dec 2008 7:28am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Amazing colors and lighting. Great capture.

19 Dec 2008 8:33am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot, well captured.

19 Dec 2008 10:16am

Alivia from ST-Etienne, France

Somptueuse et grandiose photo d'un paysage de rêve, la couleur de la rivière, l'arbre du premier plan et le sommet plein de lumière en arrière-plan, photo très suggestive de la grandeur de la nature. Merci Jack.

19 Dec 2008 10:42am

Les from Lincoln, United States

Fabulous light. I love the way the river leads the eye to the mountain.

19 Dec 2008 11:25am

zOOm from Paris, France

I didn't know Zion (haven't had enough time)... but it's looks beautiful... the tree on the foreground is just GORGEOUS. A splendid nature indeed. Thanks for this image.

19 Dec 2008 11:42am

@zOOm: All of the parks of the American Southwest offer spectacular photographic opportunities. Although it doesn't show in this photograph, Zion has the most massive rock formations. In Zion you can easily start photographing at least an hour before sunrise. During the middle of the day, it is ideal to hike the Narrows (of the Virgin River). Everyone has their favorite park; mine is Bryce.

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

An absolutely beautiful photograph, with so much to please the eye. Gorgeous lighting and detail. First class

19 Dec 2008 12:33pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Yes you're right, Bryce is the best ! I went in the US in 1978 (i was 14 years old ! )and I can tell that I will NEVER forget it.

19 Dec 2008 7:57pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

this tree is like a ling in the landscape, wonderful first class shot

19 Dec 2008 9:52pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful landscape picture. The light on the tree and the top of the mountain is wonderful. I like also the composition with the river to enter in the picture.

20 Dec 2008 1:33am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

A realy nice place where we'd like have a walk !

20 Dec 2008 1:08pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

A very lovely landscape. It has a wonderful almost delicate quality.

21 Dec 2008 8:30am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like the brightness of the tree mirrored by the brightness of the mountain top.

24 Dec 2008 5:30pm

Simone from Italy

Great light, amazing shot! I found many photos on your site with a beautiful composition style...compliments!
Ciao :-)

27 Dec 2008 4:16pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

i certainly need to make it to Zion...!! amazing!! and oops, i addressed you as john before, but i see your name is actually jack! sorry mate! ;)

4 Jan 2009 1:04am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Astounding!

24 Feb 2009 8:09am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

That is the same tree in my image, Jack, but in yours it is glowing! We were just about in the same place on the bridge. I like how you got the curve of the river in the frame. Wonderful morning light on the peak. Nice to see this scene in springtime as well.

18 Mar 2013 12:24am