This view can be found right behind the Visitors’ Center at the main entrance to Zion National Park. Thanks to Roland Lee for letting me know that the main cliff is the West Temple and the adjacent peaks are called The Tower.
The image was taken from exactly the same tripod position as this shot but, obviously, I used a slightly longer lens. Unlike the photo on Flickr, this is a ”vanilla” shot without any HDR or other major tinkering. I shot it with a graduated neutral density filter to darken the sky and also lightened the foreground a little bit in Lightroom.
One lesson I’ve learned is that you definitely need a 3 stop (or darker if you can find one) graduated neutral density to shoot Zion in the morning since the upper areas of many of the cliffs will be in sun while the lower sections and the foreground will still be in shade. My 2 stop filter worked fine here but many of my other morning shots didn’t work too well due to the huge difference in light levels between foreground and background (though I may HDR some more to see what I can come up with).
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