I just returned from Zion National Park in Utah. Going to places off-season is a lot of fun. You don’t have to hassle with crowds and you get to experience a beautiful area in a time when the natural world is slower and more contemplative. I am planning a Fall trip back to the park to capture the color of that season. First, Zion is a big place and to try to photography it I will need to focus on a smaller area. It would be too easy to get carried away with such a beautiful place and miss the wonderful opportunities there are at every turn. So I am going to concentrate on a few trails that I will scout out. The truth is there are no bad shoots in this place but to get a great one requires planning. So I plan to scout at midday and then setup for shots at dusk. This also requires planning for areas that don’t get sunlight or will get cut off from the sun at dusk. This way I will be able to get Fall colors mixed with the wonderful rich colors of dusk.