As If You Were There

I love it when new technology comes in and allows reviving some old favourite photos. Most of the time, it's a new way of processing photos, the introduction of HDR, enhanced color management, etc. which are all nice but very subtle and usually only noticed by a trained eye. In this case, I came across ...

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Balanced Rock

The improbable position of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, sitting there on top of a pile of rocks makes this place one of the main attractions of the park. Located not too far from the entrance, it's the perfect introduction to this incredible National Park, which hosts many more wonders.

The Urge to Fly

Tunnel View is another iconic view of Yosemite National Park, made famous by Ansel Adams. The place is reachable when approaching the national park via Wawona Tunnel. From there, you have an incredible view of Yosemite Valley, featuring El Capitan on the left, Half Dome in the back and Bridalveil Fall on the right (unfortunately ...

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Machines from Another Time

When in Death Valley National Park, my biggest fear was to run out of gas, which almost happened as I had underestimated the small size of the tank. Fortunately, the gas station at the exit of the park came as a real salvation. Not only that, it has a few antique machines displayed outside, helping ...

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Face Off with El Capitan

When you drive into Yosemite Valley and come out of the woods, the trees open up to the giant of granite facing you. This is one of the most impressive views of the famous national park or at least the most humbling experience in my opinion. It's hard to show how imposing the 900m-tall rock ...

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Fins Before Arches

Fins are impressive formations that you can easily find in Arches National Park. As a matter of fact, fins are the stage preceding the formation of an arch, after rainwater dissolves the sandstone, widening cracks. A beautiful collection of fins can be found on the Double-O Arch hike at the end of the hike. Check ...

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Stand and Rise

Sunset is more popular than sunrise for Delicate Arch, not only because it's easier to wake up at 5pm than 5am but also because the sunlight would lighten up the arch directly and not be blocked by the surrounding rocks on the other side. Having had a cloudy sunset the night before, I decided to ...

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Rains of Blessing

In Zion National Park, a favorite location to shoot the sunset is from the bridge close to Canyon Junction bus stop. The location allows you to have a nice view of The Watchman while including the river in the foreground. It's an absolute cliché shot but one that you need to have in your collection! ...

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When Evil Turns To Stone

Bryce Canyon National Park has a wonderful amphitheater displaying hundreds of tower-like formations. Once believed to be evil beings turned into stone according to the legend, the phenomenon can actually be explained by water seeping into the cracks, freezing and thus expanding, making the crack a little wider every time. Try to get there at ...

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Electric Canyonlands

Sometimes weather doesn't go as expected and you may end up with very dull photos when you were expecting a beautiful scenery. However when weather is really really bad, then I couldn't recommend enough to go out and try your luck anyway! You may come back soaked but also filled with satisfaction after going home ...

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Double O Arch

As a follow up of a previous post, this is the beautiful view of the Double O Arch in the Arches National Park, after you go through the lower opening. The view there is really the grand finale of a very fun hike and you will enjoy sitting in the shade to admire the elegant ...

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