Desert Tears

My last stop on my Utah trip was Zion National Park. A friend joined me for sunrise at Observation Point. We started our 3+ mile hike at 6am and arrived at the canyon overlook one and a half hours later, about 1/2 hour before sunrise.

Overlooking the Canyon

After sunrise at Observation Point, we headed to the canyons on the eastern side of the park. I didn’t carry much camera gear to allow me to travel lighter. I had one lens and a tripod. To my surprise we stumbled into a wonderful area with a string of small pools of water in the rock. I didn’t realize it until I got home and looked at the photos that the pool below is shaped lake a teardrop.

Desert Tears (Prints Available)
String of Pools
Stone Spots (Prints Available)

Along the way, we found some interesting patterns in the sandstone.

Snoopy and the Dragon

To see more from this visit to Zion National Park, click here.

4 thoughts on “Desert Tears

  1. Hi Lawrence, beautiful shots of some interesting areas in Zion. I’d love to see the teardrop pool in person someday. For the sunrise hike, did you use a headlamp? Cheers to your future adventures in 2022!


  2. Excellent post and images Lawrence. The view in the first image is amazing and I like how the figure pops in its contrasting orange jacket. Those pools must have been a lot of fun to photograph, finding so many wonderful compositions.


    1. The pools were an unexpected find. It is always very special when you stumble upon something for the first time without any pre-conceived ideas. I hope to get back there again, maybe when there is ice. There are so many composition opportunities. Thanks for your comments.


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