Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Snow Canyon

I took this photo last night in Snow Canyon, just outside of St. George, Utah.  It was a beautiful evening, around 7pm and the 'golden hour' enhanced the red cliffs and sand.  
 (I thought I would like this with a 'soft' background so that the yucca in the foreground would stand out, but now I'm wondering if I should have had a greater depth of field so the red cliffs would be in sharper focus.  Humm, decisions, decisions.)

Did I mention that we have just had a Casita built, which is a small vacation home?  Snow Canyon is about 10 minutes away from our Casita.  We are about 45 minutes to Zion National Park,  about 1 1/2 hours away from Las Vegas, 3 1/2 hours away from our home in northern Utah, and closer to our married kids in Arizona.  There are ATV trails everywhere, (great for RZR riding year round), and most important, there is NO snow.  This will be my 'happy place' during the winter months!

5 comments:

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, I think you made the right decision. It's gorgeous. But it probably would have worked the other way too!
I've only been in that desert area once, but I was very taken with it!
I'm envious of your new winter digs!!

janc@mac.com said...

Lovely picture -- now we're anxiously waiting to see a picture of your new casita.

darlin said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Rick said...

Been quite a while since I visited here, Karen ... nice to come back.

I like how this puts the focus (sorry) right on the yucca - it looks great with that soft backdrop. I think a sharper background would have been distracting.

[will have to 'snoop' a little further to see what I've been missing]

Sandra said...

i like it the way it is, congrats on the casita and easy access to this canyon. what a wonderful place it is. bring on the cowboys, I was raised on westerns, books and movies...