Sunrise over the Virgin River

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Comments (8)

Ryan Calhoun on September 22, 2008

From Arches, I went to Zion National Park, also in Utah. Two days, and three major hikes.

I am mostly moved into my new apartment and settled into my new job now, and I've started going through my vacation photos again. I will get them uploaded bit by bit.

For now, this beginning of the day shot is one of my favorites. :)


I can see why its one of your favorites Ryan!

Lovely shot!The light of the morning sun is just wonderful on the rocks!!

Greetings fron Greece, Kostas

Marilyn Whiteley on September 23, 2008

The quiet of the new day and a hint of mystery at at it will hold ... Beautiful, Ryan!

Where are you located now--or must we figure that out from your photos after you've shared the rest of your vacation ones?


Eva Kaprinay on September 23, 2008

Fantastic place, fantastic photo Ryan! Greetings Eva

Dann Cianca on September 24, 2008

Glad to see your photos on here again Ryan! Where did you move?


Ryan Calhoun on September 24, 2008

Thank you Kostas, Marilyn, Eva, and Dann! Zion is one of those places that's always new and different, and I did not want to leave. I want to go back to see what it's like during winter and spring.

Really, I didn't move that far. Just to the north side of St. Louis, about an hour away from where I lived before. But now my morning commute is only eight minutes. :)


Tom Lussier Photogra… on September 25, 2008

Great shot Ryan. You've captured just enough detail in the shadowed canyon to peak my interest. Would love to visit Zion and Bryce. Maybe the next trip...

Best regards, Tom

Ryan Calhoun on September 29, 2008

Thanks Tom. Zion is truly amazing, especially at morning and evening. There are sunbeams and glowing rocks everywhere you turn, and a camera just can't capture the way it looks to actually be there. You won't be disappointed.

Regards, Ryan

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 22, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/06/24 08:44:07
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -1.33 EV
    • No flash