Rising Zion

© Marty Straub

Rising Zion

Uploaded: December 03, 2010


Many tripoders gather for sunrises behind the museum in Zion National Park. It was my intent to remake a pano with a more dramatic sky, but, because of the long exposures required and the fast-changing sky, I had to settle for single shots. To show how quickly the scene can change I've included a few more in Comments.

f/13, 20 sec., 24-105mm at 32mm, ISO 100, tripod

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 20/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Marty Straub December 03, 2010

14 minutes of light #1332499

Stephanie Laird level-classic December 03, 2010

Wow, this is stunning Marty! Thanks for posting all the different lighting. #9077990

Jack Ryan December 03, 2010

WOW! And double WOW! What wonderful lighting and color...I love all of them. A most impressive series. Great work, Marty. #9078002

frank w. degenhardt level-classic December 03, 2010

Ok, I'm going to triple that WOW and throw in a Oh my Gosh. This is really some incredible work my friend. That red rock and lighting is so pretty I think as you have shown us here, that it looks gorgeous with any sky. I to love the way you took the time to show us the affect of light on a picture and the different looks you get. Thank you for that. Remarkable work my friend. #9078006

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 03, 2010

Wonderful capture Marty and thanks for showing a time line of events here! Great Job!! Jeff #9078015

Monnie Ryan December 03, 2010

Simply amazing how fast the light changes and how different each turns out in a photo, Marty! My favorite is the one you chose, by the way. Fabulous! #9078209

Julianne Bradford December 03, 2010

Wow! I can see my full CF cards now Marty :-) Such wonderful drama and so well captured. #9078268

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 03, 2010

WOW!!! How wonderful to capture this beautiful changing scene. Excellent work and images, Marty. #9078561

Ron McEwan December 03, 2010

It is hard on a dedicated photographer to have something in their mind they want, and mother nature has other ideas. All shots will stand on their own merit Marty. That is why it is so hard to tear yourself away from a place like that because in a few minuets it is altogether a different view. Beautiful work my friend. Hang on the the going down the trail together one of these days. #9078709

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 03, 2010

Super gorgeous light and stunning color, Marty!!! A very big WOW for all of the images!!!! #9078835

Carol L. Fowler December 03, 2010

Wow- that's some series of captures! Spectacular! #9079042

Marty Straub December 04, 2010

Thank you for such wonderful comments, friends. #9079473

Mitch Spence level-classic December 04, 2010

I think I might just have goggled at the light and forgotten entirely I had a camera. Glad you didn't, Marty. #9080028

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 04, 2010

Ohhhh! How beautiful...such a lovely presentation Marty! I really like them all, but think you should later post the 7:01 image too..or better yet, all of them at one time or another! lol

jo ann c. #9080585

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 05, 2010

OHHHHHHH MY! They are all so very very beautiful, Marty! :-) k #9082265

Maria A. Gonzalez December 06, 2010

Hi,Marty..Isn't nature wonderful..An amazing series of photos that tell the story of the awesome,simple and incredible light changes that happens right before your eyes.
Beautifully captured.
7:01 am is my favorite.
Just beautiful and love the difference between them all.Well captured. #9083034

Val Feldman level-deluxe December 09, 2010

Each and every one of them deserves a submit, Marty...this is a spectacular 14 minute light show. Amazing how quickly the drama of light and it's effects changes a scene. Excellent presentation of just that...now, submit them all - please!!! #9089070

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