Sunday, 23 May 2004
Pix Of The Day: Evening Sunlight Upon The Cliffs
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: East Zion Canyon, Utah, USA. WHAT: cliffs in the evening sun.
MAP: Zion NP. Thumbnail clicks  pop-up larger images.
As we waited for the traffic flow to switch at the head of the Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel (one of the tunnel gallery windows may be seen in the right hand image), a member of our party suggested dinner and margaritas at the 'Bit and Spur' restaurant in Springdale. This suggestion galvanized our driver into action, so that what had hitherto been a gentle amble suddenly turned into a hell for leather dash.
We were permitted one photographic stop, to take yesterday's Zion Grand Arch picture, but confess with a blush that today's pictures were shot from a moving vehicle. Springdale is home to a clique of expert photographers, one of whose number makes a big deal about waiting for the light, mostly: he takes far better pictures than we do, but fecklessness is purposeless unless done with panache & élan.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)