Friday, December 24, 2010

2010- Not your average year in Zion.

A waterfall shot from today as the sun began to break and clouds lifted up. A ranger told me today this is the most water he has seen in Zion since 15 years working here!


 So far out of the four years I've called Zion Canyon my home, this is the most leaves I've seen left on these trees with this much snow.


 This shot, taken in November shows cottonwoods peaking along the Virgin River with freshly fallen snow. Not a common scene here in the canyon.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Water and Light

This was a challenging shot to take. It was composed beneath my umbrella crouched down low in a sandstone cave while water was splattering all over from above. I fired off a few shots while wiping the water off the front of my lens between each shot. I used an ISO of 400 to shorten the shutter speed so water spots would be less likely to ruin the image. Exposure- 11 seconds at f27- Taken with my Hasselblad H4D and 35-90mm HCD lens.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

David J. West Winter Gallery Party

Sorry for the late reminder... but we are having a gallery party this Sunday December 12 at 4 to 8 pm!
Our address is 801 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767.  We are also excited because we will be
having live music from 6-7pm by Victoria Lagerstrom and Dave Tate.
Their website is

We look forward to seeing you there!

We will be releasing two new photographs...

 Home Away From Home
Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Mystery Waterfall
Zion National Park, Utah

Friday, December 3, 2010

4 day workshops planned

I am excited about the upcoming 4 day workshops I have planned for the
Spring and Autumn in Zion National Park.

Spring   May 10-13, 2011  $925

Autumn Nov 3-6, 2011   $925

Tentative Itinerary:
Day 1 Meet and Greet, go out for sunset photoshoot.
Day 2 Sunrise photoshoot, afternoon classroom instruction and critique, evening photoshoot.
Day 3 Sunrise photoshoot, afternoon classroom instruction and critique, evening photoshoot.
Day 4 Sunrise photoshoot.

To sign up click here or go to my website and go to my workshops.