picture tuesday – scenic vistas part 2

Dead Horse Point State Park, UT

Apparently the scenic vista from this park is one of the most photographed in the world and it’s easy to see why. At 1,800 meters above sea level, it’s possible to stare into one of the planets most complex, intricate and fascinating landscapes.  From the wall to wall sky clipped at the horizon by distant mountains to the Colorado River winding 600 meters below it’s a visual Grateful Dead solo almost too much to take in.

There are places so amazing that you can place your camera on a tripod and slowly turn it around and never fail to capture something good. This is not one of those. No doubt sheer luck will get you something impressive most of the time. Personally, I have never struggled so hard to capture a landscape.  While the approach to the point is one thing, once I actually got to the edge, the immensity of what I was looking at made my jaw drop. We should all be so lucky to find a place like this.


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