Today’s Earth Day. It seems like I was an avid landscape photographer before starting my blog and pushing myself to try new things, so I didn’t have any recent nature shots. I decided to go through the archives to see what photo I could find that showed the beauty of the Earth.
Canon Digital Rebel XT
During a family trip to Waterton National Park in Canada a few years ago, my wife and I took a hike into British Columbia. This was part of the trail – a wooden boardwalk placed over a wetland area. I thought it made a great photo, and it reminds me of all the beauty that we saw up there – including the wildlife.
It was a great vacation, and one I would definitley do again.
During our weekend trip to St. George, we spent Saturday indoors because it was cold and rainy; even terrential at times. But on Sunday before heading back home, the rain stopped and the temperature was just right for a hike in Snow Canyon State Park. It was a beautiful day, and I thought I would try taking some HDR photos.
So at various points along the trail, I would stop, adjust the exposure stops to -2 and +2, hold the camera really steady, and snap the three pictures needed to later compile an HDR photo. While not all of them came out good, here are the two that I thought came out best.
Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | Bracketed Exposure -2, 0, +2 | Photomatix Essentials
If you’ve ever been to Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, which trail is your favorite? We despise the Three Ponds trail. Hiking through sand to see what ended up being Three mud puddles was not worth the effort. But the scenery along the trail was nice.