Last Dollar Moonrise - captured as the sun was setting from Last Dollar Road in Telluride, Colorado. Taken with my Fuji XT-2 and an 18-135 one board.
Lies a large sleeping European Brown Bear...
Nikon D810 | Nikkor 200-500VR f/5.6E lens
I managed to visit Zion for a few days and finally got to hike The Narrows during summer. I was afraid of the crowds - hence took the first shuttle at 6 AM. Even then, I was surprised seeing the lines for the first shuttle on a weekday (about 60% of the crowd couldn't get on the first shuttle). Anyway, I hiked up The Narrows on two days (with a day apart the hikes) and it was fabulous. I was always under the illusion that the best light would be during early to late morning, but I found the afternoon light to be gorgeous in certain sections of the canyon. I couldn't make it all the way to Big Springs as the water levels were higher than chest level in certain areas and I didn't want to swim with my gear (even though I had a dry bag). Here are some shots from the hike - if you can get away and check out The Narrows, please do so. BTW, in the first shot, there was a little wind blowing and hence the tree leaves might seem blurry.
I was lucky enough to visit 'The Subway' in Zion 3 times in March and April of this year. The water levels were high due to the enormous amount of snowfall this winter. The hike was really strenuous and my friends thought I was mad to do it so many times - but there is something about that hike that keeps drawing me back. Maybe it's the solitude and the feeling of being alone with no one around. On my third visit (in April), all the permits were utilized for that day (meaning 80 people were going to hike that day), but I only saw them on the way back (since I always start my hikes before sunrise). I can't wait to head back there in the fall again - in the interim, here are some photos from my last visit. All shots with the Nikon D850 and the Nikon 14-24 (utilizing the WonderPana CPL kit - I find it excellent for the price of under $200, which includes the filter kit and a CPL filter).
Thanks for looking.
I'm very proud that this photo was chosen for the "Daily Dozen" on National Geographic's "YourShot" on July 22nd and came in second in voting for "Photo of the Day."
This is Cascade Falls at Watkins Glen, New York.
Visited the fishing village of Burano, about an hour by boat from Venice this summer. While famous of the quality of the lace made here, what makes it a favorite of photographers are the brightly colored houses all around the island.
The tradition of painting houses in such bright colors is to easily demarcate the properties, though a popular legend is that this was done due to the island's past as a fishing village where the bright colors made it easier for returning fishermen to find their homes in the thick fog of the lagoon.
Tourism is the main industry today, but the island has only one hotel, so tourists make the day trip from Venice. It is crowded during the tourist season, but I went there towards the end of the day and go the place mostly to myself.
The typical Burano's houses are mainly squared-shaped and are divided into two or three floors. At the low ground there is the kitchen, the breakfast nook and the toilet. At the next floors there are the bedrooms. There are currently around 2000 to 3000 residents in this island.