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Reflection Canyon In Winter by David Swindler
Monday, 22nd February 2016

Reflection Canyon In Winter

by David Swindler

Reflection Canyon is a remote viewpoint of Lake Powell. I decided to go close to the winter solstice since the rising sun would be aligned with the canyon. However, it's not easy to get there in the winter. Most photographers hire a boat to get here, but that's not an option in the winter. First, I had to drive nearly 60 miles on a snowy/muddy Hole-In-The-Rock Road. From there, it was a 9-mile cross-country backpacking jaunt with a lot of washes to cross. Since I did most of the hike in the dark, I know I didn't go the most efficient route. The next morning it was cloudy and I got some great shots of the canyon. But since I didn't get the sunburst I had hoped for, I stayed one more night and was treated to clear skies the next morning. Photographed in Lake Powell, Utah.
Equipment: Canon 5D III, Canon 16-35mm f4
David Swindler
My name is David Swindler and I'm an outdoor photography and travel enthusiast. After working for 10 years as a semiconductor engineer, I quit my job to follow my true passion. I'm now leading guided photography tours. I primarily do private tours in the Southwest from my base in Kanab, UT. My foray into photography was slow and steady. I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and started work as a Process Engineer for Micron Technology. My specialty was photolithography, a high-tech process of nano-scale printing to form tiny circuitry on silicon chips. As I worked with the optics and exposure equipment, I began to see many parallels with photography. Thus, photography came very easy to me since I had a good background with the basic physics. When not at work, I loved to explore the great outdoors and I wanted to share this natural beauty with others. I also enjoy teaching others how to improve their photography and there's no better way to do it than practicing the techniques out in the field.

Reflection Canyon In Winter by David Swindler was photo of the day on Monday, 22nd February 2016. You can leave a comment below.


22nd February 2016 at 4:03 am

so very beautiful

Laura Milholland

22nd February 2016 at 4:11 am

Impressive image of this fabulous location, David.


22nd February 2016 at 4:13 am

Wide dreamy adventurous Canyonland Photo together with sensitive Sunlight Sparkles. Love it!

22nd February 2016 at 8:35 am

David, you are an example to us all – you get out what you put in … Great reward! Immaculate image :-)

Pamela North

22nd February 2016 at 8:43 am

A wonderful reward for all your efforts David.

22nd February 2016 at 11:03 am

beautiful photograph, lovely light and capture, well done


22nd February 2016 at 11:59 am

Eye candy today for sure! Beautiful lighting brings out the beauty here.

22nd February 2016 at 2:37 pm


27th February 2016 at 9:55 am

Lovely shot, well done.

28th February 2016 at 1:47 pm

This is one of the most fascinating pictures I have seen of any canyon photo.

29th February 2016 at 7:49 pm

Dude, that is some dedication just to get a shot, well done!

28th March 2016 at 1:07 pm

Excellent shot. Very beautiul…

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