Zion National Park Utah- Photography Blog USA Trip
Narrows – Zion National Park
Photography blog day eleven- Day two in Zion National Park was all about the Narrows. We picked up our gear the evening before and after a big breakfast we set off to the Temple of Sinawava on the free shuttle.
The Riverside walk is the start of the Narrows and it was already beautiful. As we came to the end of the walk it was time to leave the track and start up the Virgin River through the Narrows.
I had my camera w my 10-24mm lens, a circular polarizer and 6-stop circular ND filter. It was all about minimalism. Korin had her 10-18mm, 100 macro, filters, and tripod. We both had a couple of liters of water and some snack bars. Our clothing included water boots, neoprene socks, dry pants, thermal top, t shirt and jacket.
The water was forecast for 51F (cold) and the flow rate was easy to mild. There was blue sky ahead with no sign of rain and while the Narrows is cast almost entirely in shade it was scheduled to reach 70F in Zion for the day.
We made our way cutting back and forth along the river along canyon walls for approximately 2hrs to the split in the canyons. From here were went a little further along Wall Street before turning around for the day.
Along the journey we stopped to take photos. I focused on areas of the Narrows with moving water and interesting rock formations, using my ND filter to show motion in the water. Korin was always off looking up, sideways, using small rocks when I had stolen her tripod…Let’s say she’s way more creative than me.
The day was awesome. It was long and I’m really happy we had hired the water gear. I couldn’t have imagined doing it at this time of the year without the proper gear.
We headed back to town and had the most massive dinner. May be we had earned it…well, truth be told we probably hadn’t…but the food at MeMe’s cafe was fresh and well just so darn tasty.
Off to bed now
You can read day twelve, thirteen, and fourteen of our US trip photography blog here.