Photo of the Week!
F 10; 1/125; ISO 100; 18mm.
Shot near Moab, Utah, at Deadhorse State Park.
The western United States is a special place; no disrespect to its other regions, but nothing can really compare to the natural beauty offered in the Rocky Mountains and in the Southwest. Utah, as mentioned in a past “Photo of the Week” entry, has five National Parks, which has the third most of any state (Alaska and California are tied for the lead, both with eight a piece). There’s still a lot to see in Utah outside of the federally-protected lands though, as Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab confirms. If you get a clear morning, you can watch a sunrise unlike anything else on the planet. The colors are extraordinary any time of the year, but the wintertime snow adds a particularly interesting dynamic. It flattens the landscape by covering the jagged, river-carved rocks, and it also reflects the light in ways that bare rocks do not. It’s truly something that has to be seen; hopefully this photo captures half of the incredibleness of this time and spot.
Click here to learn more about Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah (via Wikipedia).