This image is from Capitol Reef and while I am no geologist I found this rock interesting in the late light. There were multiple layers on top of each other and each had a different pattern to it. They were thin and separating and if I was to guess the ripples indicated that water flowed across at one time. Or maybe wind? Sand dunes? Just guessing! Anybody know?
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah is without a doubt one of my favorites parks to photograph. I have been there many times and and even taught a workshop there once and I got to thinking about it as I archive some of my photos from there.
This is not a park that is heavily over run by people and photographers like Zion and Bryce. Yet, in my option it offers a more diverse landscape for photography with some remote locations that are quiet stunning.
I have been there many times, I have yet to reach some of the furthest reaches of the park like the far southern end around the Halls Creek Narrows, but have photographed quite a few locations within the park. There are many great places to shoot like Capitol Gorge, the schoolhouse, and more and I have shot them all, but these are my 5 favorite places to shoot:
1) Chimney Rock
You cant miss this location because it is right next to the highway with a large parking area. You can get close or some great angles from across the highway as well. I think sunset is the best time.