Here are few remaining photos of the badlands.
This first photo was captured on the day I arrived in Capitol Reef National Park. After shooting photos at sunset, I was on the way back to my hotel. I decided to check out the scene on the Sunset Point trail for a future date. I didn’t expect to take any photos, but I took my camera gear anyway. It was a short walk to the point. The sun was already down and I noticed the red cliffs to the north were glowing in the blue post-sunset light. Another photographer was passing me on the return from the point while I was still on my way. I asked about the vista. He noted that the glowing hills were the main attraction and that we could see that here. I set up my tripod right there and starting shooting until it was dark. The shot below was a 30 second exposure.
The next photo was taken at a pull-out on the Norton-Bullfrog Road. I was attracted to these yellow cottonwoods.
The final photo in this collection is a place that I had seen in the photo’s of others. Here is a link to Chance Allred’s award winning photo. To find this place, I had to do a lot of trial-and-error research before leaving home. Once there, I had to figure out which dirt road to follow. And finally I had to walk a little over a mile in the open desert.
To see more from the Capitol Reef National Park and Beyond collection, click here.
2 thoughts on “Back to the Badlands”
Oh WOW … I have been to Capitol Reef and did not know about the Spire … awesome image. I like the first very much too … that little patch of light makes it special!
The spire is actually outside the park in the badlands toward Hanksville. I knew that this area was popular with photo groups, but I didn’t know what to expect until I got there. I loved it. Thanks again for your comments.