Monday, May 3, 2010

A Day at Zion National Park

If you had one day to show a guest the wonders of Southern Utah, what would you pick?
My choice was Zion National Park, which I consider one of the most spectacular places on Earth.

St. George is a gateway town to Zion, located just 40 miles from the Main entrance.
The rock formations are majestic!

I've been to Zion many times, but being with Pam Holland made me look at the colors and lines of our surroundings with new eyes.

I followed Pam, who is an experienced photographer, with my camera and watched how she took pictures.
I realized that I usually take a picture that shows a large area.

Pam sees a quilt in every environment, and often takes pictures of small objects that show texture, color and movement.

Detailed pictures of the bark on trees...
...and pointed out the quilting lines she could see on mountains such as Checkerboard Mesa.

I am learning to see quilt possibilities in everyday things.

My vision has changed after being schooled by Pam's artistic lessons.

Mr. Cactus was the best tour guide, and we had the most lovely day.

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow, thanks for sharing some of Pam's tips with us Nedra, I'm always on the lookout for hints to becoming a better photographer! It's so lovely to see parts of America through your eyes, and Pams! So glad you girls are having a wonderful time xo

karenfae said...

I will have to look at things differently when taking photos I think. Sounds like you are having a good time.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what breath taking pictures, it must be amazing in real life. Thank you for sharing! One day we need to vist Utah!

kclily said...

I have never visited Utah and Zion looks beautiful. I will have to add it to my "places to visit" list. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Rachel said...

aww...thanks for the trip down memory lane, my husband proposed to me at the top of the big arch! (and he almost lost the ring down the cliff) I love it there.

Rae Ann said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I would have loved to have been there with you. Awesome photos of a special day.
Thanks for sharing your trip to Zions with and helping us see things in a different light!
I think I need to come down again and have your DH be a tour quide for me~!

Material Mary said...

Wow, beautiful scenery. Been to St. George many times, but never Zion's--one day...
Mary

Sherrill said...

Ooo, that's so pretty and makes me sad we missed it last year on our trip. We had reservations at Zion but were getting frazzled so headed back home. I know it's been fun with Pam..I took a class with her in Houston 3 or 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed her.

Mel said...

I too love Zion's! Red Cliff Canyon is great too - you are so lucky to live so near to so much beauty!!