Hi everyone. Located in the upper reaches of the Colorado Plateau, above Zion and Bryce, and tucked away beyond the Escalante is Capitol Reef National Park. Though somewhat difficult to get too it is nonetheless one of the best kept secret places in Utah. Uniquely accessible it is a fantastic landscape of Entrada, Navajo, and Wingate sandstone formations that rise above the valley floor. There are slot and narrows type canyons and trails lead off to high country areas with amazing views rounded domes and pyramidal peaks. This crag is located at the end of the 10 mile scenic road that leads out of the old Morman settlement of Fruita. I scouted out the shot on my first day in the park but was not able to return for several days due to some weather conditions that closed off the road. On this morning I waited for the right moment where the first rays of the sun lit up the rock formation. The massive foreground boulder and the subtle clouds added the final touches to the composition.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Image Data: Nikon D800e, Tokina 16-28mm, f2.8 at 16mm. Image exposed at ISO 50 at f11 for 1 second.