I can see for miles and miles

Canyonlands National Park is a vast area which was a source of constant amazement.  Though the depth and breadth of the canyons may not match the Grand Canyon, the vista seems to be endless.  From this site – Grand View Point Overlook, we could look out across the scenery and take in the awesomeness that is this place.

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Monument Basin from Grand View Point

Immediately below Grand View Point, is Monument Basin.  This spot where the canyon drops another level, looks like a monster alien footprint in the desert landscape .  I wish we had been able to explore that area as it contains beautiful spires that can only be glimpsed from the high overlook.

Well, I had plenty of opportunity to play with doing panoramic shots from this place.  From what you can see here, it should be obvious that even multiple shots put together are not enough to express how vast the scenes are.

I have to get back here and do much more exploring.  We barely touched on this section of the park which is called Island in the Sky.  There are two other sections of the park called The Needles and The Maze which we didn’t even get to.  It really gives you perspective on how small we are in relation to the whole of creation.

The images in this post were created by merging multiple images in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18-105mm lens
multiple exposures taken in aperture priority at f/16 and ISO 400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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