Zion National Park, Utah, USA

SEPTEMBER 2003 – The Zion National Park in Utah offers unusual views across checkered rock surfaces that are situated along the Zion Park Blvd between the eastern entrance and the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Utah has been the most impressive part of our trip to the U.S. in 2003. That’s because we did not expect this kind of beauty. Sure, Big Sur, Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon are as beautiful as the less popular National Parks in Utah, but we expected the beauty. However, here, in Utah we had no idea how stunningly beautiful it would be.

Zion National Park is such a gem. We entered the Park through its eastern entrance and drove along Zion Park Blvd (UT-9). For many miles you pass mountains covered with checkered surfaces, something we’ve never seen before. Then you enter the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel before you drive down into the valley following tight, narrow serpentines.

Simply awesome, and quite unexpected.

The high resolution image

Capture Date19-SEP-2003
LocationZion National Park, Utah
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3843 x 2508 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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