Wild Utah: Five National Parks and More

Virtual Field Trip: Five National Parks and More

If 2020 were a ‘normal’ year, I might be reviewing my travel checklist about now. But, as everyone knows, 2020 is about the furthest from a ‘normal’ year it can be.

Many of us have needed to adapt our work to our current ‘normal,’ and I am no exception. When life serves lemons, we look for a way to make lemonade. The pandemic of 2020 opened a new doorway for me, and I’d like to share that story in a separate post. For now, I invite you to click the link below to enjoy just a small sampling of my 10,000-plus photos and videos from Utah’s National Parks and a couple of State Parks.

In this video, I had to make difficult choices. For instance, I dropped The Goosenecks State Park altogether, because from a travel standpoint it lies far off the path of parks in a line between Moab and Las Vegas, which is a convenient path to choose for a recommendation to those folks who will be visiting Utah for the first time. I decided that I’ll include it with a separate video on the Navajo Nation Tribal Parks of Arizona (coming soon), which will feature Monument Valley, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, and The Goosenecks State Park of Utah.

Parks that are featured in this video include: Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park.

It was really difficult to curate a ‘short list’ from so many photos and videos showing so many miles of wonderfully wild country. This being the third in my series of Virtual Field Trips under the tagline ‘A Photographer’s Journey,’ my initial timeline to create and publish was one week long. I missed the target by a mile (4x). I thought I had mastered the tradecraft of video making. I was wrong.

My journey continues. When I first thought about the tagline ‘A Photographer’s Journey,’ I was short-sightedly thinking of all the years between receiving my first camera as a birthday gift at age 8 and today. Somehow I forgot about all the times I’ve had to re-learn that my journey has barely begun, or so it seems. I had forgotten about all the equipment technologies I’ve had to learn from scratch, all the new techniques required of each technology, and yes, all the generous master photographers who shared their tradecraft with me. I’m a lucky man, I’m still confronting technology changes, still learning from those who inspire me, and my journey continues.

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