Another simple image from the hike towards Delicate Arch. The surrounding area on the way up to the arch is just stunning. It is always good to slow down and take in the surroundings on your way to your final destination. This can be tough sometime because you get so excited to that really cool spot at the end of the hike. You never what you might find when you take everything in.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today we travel back to Arches National Park in Utah. Located just outside of Moab this whole area is one of my favorite places to visit. Moab serves as a great base camp for the countless things you can do. Some of these things include Arches National Park, Cayonlands, white water rafting, hiking, rock climbing, and so much more!
You could spend your whole vacation in Arches National Park with the abundance things to see. One of the most famous is Delicate Arch. I have been here several times with my family as we head to Lake Powell for the week. One of my favorite ways to see Delicate Arch is through Window Arch. Window Arch cuts through a huge rock formation that blocks your view of the main attraction, Delicate Arch, until the very last turn. I like to climb up to this preview window of the main attraction because it gets you away from all of the people as most won’t climb up to it. You get a sense of peace as you lay in it gazing over Delicate Arch.
In this photo I wanted to try to incorporate Window Arch while still giving you a view of Delicate Arch. I also played in Photo Tools a bit to find a different style than my normal self. What do you think? I’ll probably be coming back to this image again to play with it more.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend.
Today we have a simple image from Lake Powell in Utah. I have posted a similar photo (Lizard Fun) a while back about these lizards that let allow to get pretty close to them.
Quick Critique Question
I was looking at the bokeh (which I don’t know much about) in this photo. Would you consider this good bokeh? Do you see anything that I should edit/work on?
I appreciate your input!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!
This weekend I decided to create some wallpapers for your iPad. This collection includes some of my favorite photos over the past couple of years. These photos come from Germany, Utah, Key West, Chicago, and Maine.
Feel free to download them as you would like by clicking one of the images below then right clicking on the large image to select ‘Save Image As’. I have also started a new tab in the navigation bar above named, Downloads. This is where you can come back and get these freebies at a later date.
Happy Friday everyone! Wow! I can’t believe 2011 is completed. It was quite a busy year with lots of traveling, moving, getting married, learning, and capturing it all from behind the lens. 2011 was my first full year of blogging and somewhere in the middle I did some rebranding to Adam Olson Photography. I got a couple of photo shoots, even though most where just family shoots, but you have to start somewhere! Then you can’t forget about all of the photos from the amazing places I was fortunate to visit. These places included Arches National Park, Lake Powell, St. Louis, Chicago, and Maine. Below are some of my favorite images from the blog and travels during 2011.
I’m very lucky to start 2012 off with a bang! I will be taking next week off from the blog as I head down to Key West, Florida with the family. I can’t wait to take what I learned over 2011 and apply them to this trip. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!
There are so many of these little guys around the shores of Lake Powell. To my surprise they would allow you to get pretty close. They seemed to like to pose for a shot or two before jumping away to another rock. I managed to get several good portraits of them. I’ll do a larger post with some more processed geckos later on.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! This is a panorama from my trip to Lake Powell. We decided to park the house boat in a side canyon from the main channel called Iceberg Canyon. To give you a sense of scale to Lake Powell if you have never been. The main channel for Iceberg Canyon is in the middle ground of the image and our boat is in an inlet just off the channel. The house boat is 50 long and about 15 feet wide. It is about a half mile to the other side of the canyon and these canyon walls are several hundred feet high. It’s pretty impressive of the sheer scale of the lake.
We stayed here for two days and both days we saw something pretty darn spectacular! As we were relaxing while playing cards on the top deck of the boat we heard a loud rawr bouncing off the canyon walls. We freaked out a bit wondering what could be causing such a noise. Was it a Baja boat? Where rocks falling from the canyon walls? We then saw two F-16′s appear one after the other over the canyon walls in the background of this image. My dad and brother were on the jet ski in the main channel seeing the jets after we did. The jets flew into the canyon of the main channel and appeared to be dog fighting. It was something like Independence Day or Top Gun. Something I’ll never forget.
I hope you’re not getting sick and tired of Arch’s National Park yet. I like this point of view of Delicate Arch. It’s a little more unique than the typical angles you see. One reason I like this point of view is it gives you a closer and more intimate feeling with the arch. Almost as if it just you and your buddy, Delicate Arch, watching the sun fall to the horizon. That’s a silly analogy but its pretty sweet to think that this land form has gotten to watch sunsets like this for thousands of years.
One question about this image though. Do you find that lens flare distracting?
Well I made it back safe and sound from my trip out west. I’m disappointed in myself for not doing a single photo post last week. I took my wife’s new laptop with us loaded with my software eager to process on the ride out there. Turns out it is very difficult to process in a moving car. I will learn this process over time hopefully. Anyways I had so many photo opportunities throughout the week in so many different landscapes. It was an awesome experience! I start this new set of photos at Wolfe Ranch at the trail head for Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. The Wolfe ranch was founded by a settler back in the late 1800′s. This pond of water is what allowed Mr. Wolfe and his family to settle in this harsh landscape. It is what gave this area life.