Last February San Francisco kicked off a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition by lighting the Palace of Fine Arts for one night the way that it was in 1915. and I rolled out that night expecting a more elaborate light show, but I can't say that this was a disappointment.
See it BIG: http://goo.gl/Bhejy6
Camera Body: Canon 5D mkII w/
Lens: Canon EF 16-35 f2.8L
Focal Length: 16mm
Exposure: Bracketed shot - 7 captures, 1 stop apart (I threw out the +3 capture)
EV 0 Shutter Speed: 15 seconds
© Joe Ercoli, 2015 :-)
Lake Reschen, in South Tyrol, Italy is an artificial lake located near the Reschen Pass, right by the border with Austria. The lake unifies two natural lakes, Reschensee and Mittersee, and submerged several villages, including Graun and Reschen.
The thing that makes this site so remarkable, however, is the 14th century church tower which can still be seen, poking out of the water. At once eerie and beautiful, it is a remarkable thing to behold and surrounded by some of the world's most astounding scenery.
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The heart of the park is the Zion Canyon, a gorge 24 km long and 800 m deep, carved by the northern branch of the Virgin River (North Fork Virgin River). In 1909, in order to protect the canyon, was established the National Monument Mukuntuweap, turned in Zion National Park in 1919. The Kolob Canyons section, declared a national monument in 1937 and initially distinct from the park, it became part in 1956.
The Zion National Park protects a unique environment where you meet the imposing rock formations and deep gorges carved and shaped by the power of the Virgin River and its tributaries. The erosive action of the water has exposed the ancient geological history of this region, which can be read in the rock walls of the canyon. The variety of natural environments also provides a huge variety of flora and fauna, including many species at risk of extinction, that in the park are protected and safeguarded. In addition to the natural wealth, the Zion Park boasts a millenary presence of man in these canyons has left many traces of its past
The name Zion , officially adopted to designate the canyon in 1918, is traced back to Isaac Behunin, an early Mormon settlers who settled in the canyon in 1863, who thought he had found in that place the Zion described by the prophet Isaiah in Bible .
Names of Biblical derivation also many of the rock formations that are the main attractions of the park. Formations like the Temple of the Virgin, the Sentinel, the Three Patriarchs in fact have their names to a Methodist minister who visited the actual area of the park in 1916.
In 2009, the park is celebrating with a series of events and a tourism promotion campaign of international its centenary.
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed
This was the end of the very eventful day during my trip to Arizona and Utah.
Earlier that day I woke up in Grand Canyon Village and, after a short stroke along the rim of the Grand Canyon, I drove north towards Page and Lake Powell. Due to the landslide, route 89 was closed and I had to change my itinerary and take an alternate, unplanned route towards the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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