Capitol Reef National Park was created millions of years ago when geologic forces pushed up the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold in the Earth’s crust. Colorful layers of sandstone make up the crust’s wrinkle; erosion has since carved the tilted rock layers into sheer buttes, towering cliffs, stone arches, giant pinnacles and deep, narrow canyons. Permanent streams flow through several of the canyons, feeding lush riparian corridors of cottonwoods, willows and ash trees. Early groups of Indians, followed by Mormon settlers took advantage of the water and narrow floodplains for farming. Ancient petroglyphs, fruit orchards and old farm equipment and buildings still remain from those groups.
We will photograph many of the most spectacular places in the park, including massive pinnacles, colorful sandstone cliffs, sheer-walled canyons, the lush Fremont River, ancient petroglyphs, fruit orchards and old farm buildings, a large natural bridge and many other dramatic subjects.
Join nature photographer Laurence Parent as we traverse the park creating strong compositions.
• Pre-workshop webinar
• Photographic instruction
• Round trip transportation from Salt Lake City, Utah
• Four nights lodging based on single occupancy
• Water, snacks, one picnic lunch and a group meal
• Park entrance fees and permits
• Post-workshop critique
Picture ©Laurence Parent