Watching the Watchman [42-011228]
First, I must confess that I did NOT take this photograph. My wife did. I was busy scaling a knoll off to the left with my 50D and I left behind the 40D with the kit lens. My wife was feeling poorly and encouraged me to go "get my shot". Meanwhile, she used her P&S and the 40D (with my blessing, of course) and she got this stunner. It's all natural light, came out of the camera like this (Landscape Style) with a touch of deepening the shadows and some sharpening applied. I'm pretty sure there was a polarizer on the lens at the time. What I find particularly striking is the deep red rock ridge in the lower 1/4 of the photo. You can see that the light is just leaving this ridge as the sun sank into the horizon. Gorgeous place!
By the way, this is outside of the park up a little road that leads to either a catch basin (or maybe it's a water treatment plant?). I'll attach my best image of this subject below... but I vote for hers as the crown jewel of the Watchman.
Note that this photo was selected for and published in the Zion National Park 2013 calendar. (My wife is "Ms January"). As far as I know the calendar is only available for purchase from gift shops in Zion National Park - and it's probably not YET available to purchase as of April 17, 2012.
Unfortunately the published photo carries the wrong credit.
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