The Angels Landing Trail is one of the most famous and thrilling hikes in the national park system. Zion's pride and joy runs along a narrow rock fin with dizzying drop-offs on both sides. The trail culminates at a lofty perch, boasting magnificent views in every direction. Rarely is such an intimidating path so frequented by hikers. it is a strenuous uphill hike, but hiking is on a well maintained trail, except the last half-mile is across a narrow sandstone ridge. Anchored support chains are attached along some sections of the sheer fin.
I processed this image at home, it look okay, now looking at it from another computer, it looks a bit dark.
One of the best images I have come over of this famous trail. It's brilliant. I love how we can see big parts of the valley with the river and from very far away still small the trail until it comes nearer to us to the right. Great that some folks hike it in this moment. Wonderful also the sky with this mix of clouds and blue. I honestly do not find it too dark, I like it this way. The orange looks completely natural. My working colleague had to return although normally she does fairly good with heights :-) High end landscape photography.
W.Lim (2018/12/15 23:43:07): Thank you for thought on the image. It surprise me to see also how well it turn out, sometimes when you're out there and it is hard to see it through the little opening of the camera when you have the real thing in front of you and it is impossible to feel it in the little image on our computer, but at least it is the next best thing to being out there. It is now so famous this park, there are no parking and have to bring people in to the valley in the bus. I remember some 20 years ago, Rene and I the first year we met and our first vacation together to Zion and many of Utah's park including the first time I've been to Goblin Valley, there were not many people there, now it's like a zoo.
Happy Weekend. It's beginning to feel like Christmas. We even have some snow in our local mountains.
The 'dark' processing works for me, it adds depth as it makes that trail really POP. It's in my choices in this month of excellent views of pathways. I do agree with B's comment about it being the best of this trail.I
The luminosity looks just fine to me, Way. I actually like how the bright meandering path shines out of the darkness. It enhances it even more. Yes, this is a brutal hike and particularly the last part is frigthening!
wow Way, what a path and what an image. It doesn't look dark om my computer the details are to be seen in the cliffs in the far distance. I lo e the inclusion ion the peiopolke on that last stretch to give scale and height the whole scene that we so magnificently observe. A winner for me!
W.Lim (2018/12/17 06:08:01): thank you. It is a pretty amazing trail, jaw dropping view and hear pounding at times.
What a fine photo of this famous trail. I think I would not have made it even when younger, when I read your description and Peters words of the last part. I like the way you have been able to include a section of the winding trail and the inclusion of people is also a bonus. The photo is not too dark in my computer either. However, is see a thin halo at the edge of the sky and the ridges on my computer.
I climbed this trail some years ago. really it was impressive. I remember a woman saying me bad words in that part of the wall and its chains, I was trying to pass and took the chains in my hand and she was furious because she was afraid. I remember I told her some bad words in my language, this is ever appropriated for such occasions. haha.