Touring Kolob Canyons-Zion National Park

Cloudy-mountain-1Even though today was a rainy day, we went for a drive with good friends and toured Kolob Canyons, which is in the more isolated northwestern section of Zion National Park. This section is less crowded than the main canyon, but as you can see in the above photo, there are spectacular views there as well.

Mountain-and-cloud2I started photographing in color, but quickly changed back to monochrome. I really do like the look.

smith-miningLater, back in Virgin Utah, where we are staying, I photographed this replica of a mining company. I was fascinated and took the photo below of the water sluice that was part of the display.

watershootThis is my third day taking photographs in monochrome and I’m still enjoying it, which surprises me, because generally I love bright colors. Tomorrow we are going to tour Zion National Park, and because of the red rock and blue skies, I will probably switch over to color. I’ll make that decision tomorrow when we reach the park.