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mark waslick

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April 12, 2014 4 comments 11 shares 97 plus ones
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Zion National Park, Utah, USA

It's finally getting to be spring around here in the northeast and with the change, I can feel the wanderlust rising.  This photo is from last November's travels around southern Utah and northern Arizona.  Even though a big blow stripped Zion of much of its colorful foliage just before I arrived, the two days I spent in The Narrows were great.

This bend in the the river just before the walls tighten up is a pretty popular spot.  The cottonwoods weren't as full as they could be, but they held good color and canyon walls back-lit the leaves with some very cool light.  

Thanks for taking a look.

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March 18, 2014 6 comments 1 shares 26 plus ones
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It was in the nineties on the day I hiked down to this ruin and the south facing route, baking in the afternoon sun, felt twenty degrees hotter.  But in the shade under the alcove it was comfortable, quiet and peaceful.  It's unclear what this ruin was used for, by whom and when, but its setting tucked into the cliff face is stunning.  I can only imagine what the ancients felt and thought of this space, but I found it awe inspiring and humbling.

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March 17, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 59 plus ones
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Mesa Morning

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March 14, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 25 plus ones
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Near Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

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March 12, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 26 plus ones
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Acadia National Park, Maine

Yep, it's still winter, still snowing and I'm still tired of it.  So I went into the LR time machine in search of warmer weather and anything but white on white.  From last fall in Acadia National Park...

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March 05, 2014 4 comments 9 shares 72 plus ones
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Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

In October this view of Otter Cliffs would likely be packed with photographers, but last September I had it all to myself.  It's a unique experience , surrounded by surf and enveloped in twilight with not another soul around.  It's easy to lose all sense of time in the rhythm of ebb and flow and I find myself watching in wonder as night becomes day. Fortunately, I sometimes remember to take a picture

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March 03, 2014 8 comments 4 shares 49 plus ones
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I never get tired of watching these little guys.  Unlike so many other owls, they're pretty animated as they constantly swivel their heads scanning the skies and ground for danger.

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March 02, 2014 4 comments 3 shares 22 plus ones
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With winter seemingly determined to take up permanent residence, thoughts drift to warmer times and sunnier places.  Seems like ages ago since margaritas were the obvious choice...

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January 23, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 24 plus ones
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Valley of Fire State Park, NV

 We've been stuck at right about zero degrees for a few days now and it's really getting old.  What I would give to be back in the desert right about now!   The morning that I took this image from Valley of Fire last November seems so long ago.  

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January 16, 2014 4 comments 9 shares 45 plus ones
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Zion National Park, Utah

This past November I spent a few days in Zion and for two of those I hiked The Narrows.  It's really one of the gems of the National Parks and on a cloudless day the light that reaches down into the canyon is amazing.  Not many can pass through this particular corridor without taking a shot and it's easy to understand why.  The canyon walls bounce light around the corner and the rush of the river gets a mixture of warm light from the walls as well as cool blues from the sky.

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