Travelling Utah - need help - best place to see / to photograph

Started Mar 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Travelling Utah - need help - best place to see / to photograph
In reply to Avion_007, Mar 29, 2012

Red Canyon Utah...

Located along Highway 12 on the way to Bryce Canyon, just as you leave Route 89 and head East. Most beautiful in the morning but lovely in the late afternoon.

There are several roadsite sites to park and photograph.

I would definitely recommend having CPL filters for your lenses. Not only will a CPL darken the skies and accentuate the clouds it will (given the sun is at a proper angle) increase the color of the rock formations by reducing the reflecion and the glare off the rocks.

Although the knee jerk reaction to the idea of landscape photography for many photographers is to grab for their UWA lenses; a long focal length lens can be a very effective tool in the Desert Southwest because it can compress distances.

Although most landscapes are best photographed during the morning or afternoon, some of the canyons in Utah only receive sunlight during the mid-day hours especiallly in winter.

Finally, the "Photographingthe Southwest" book series by Laurent Martres are excellent references and can help you plan a shoot because it describes vistas from a photographer's standpoint, concerning sun angles and best times to shoot.

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