Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Harvey Melvin Richards, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    On Wednesday I loaded up the funny looking children and the funny looking bike and we all took a short road trip. The destination was the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. About 2/3 of this dune system is a state park, and funny looking children have to be on leashes. This doesn't sit well with me or the children. So we headed to the north end which is BLM, and also has much more elevation gain than the state park does. So I rode (pushed) the bike up to the top of the dunes.
    I brought my 40-150 f/2.8 and the MC-14 teleconverter, the Oly 9-18 f/4.0-5.6, and the Rokinon 7.5 Fisheye. I probably would have been happy on the bike ride with the 12-40 f/2.8, but on the trip over and back I really liked the 40-150 + 1.4X teleconverter.
    All the photos went through LR, and few were seriously messed with.

    Morning on the Breaks.
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    Zion Overlook.
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    The ride up to the top.
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    I was still in a grumpy mood, but the kids were ecstatic. The dunes were half covered in snow, but that did little to slow my snail like pace.

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    My only goal was to take a bunch of photos, and I succeeded.

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    More to follow.
     
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  2. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I believe this was the last bike ride photo that I took with the 40-150, it was time to go wide.

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    Ziva and I.

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    The 3 of us.

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    The Zion Overlook on the way home.

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    And evening on the Breaks.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  3. DMLarson

    DMLarson Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 19, 2014
    Dan
    Hi Harvey. Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a neat place. The color of the sand is so vibrant. Ironically I most enjoyed the B&W of the dead, twisted juniper, #8 in your second post.
     
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  4. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I have to agree. After dealing with all the photos I took, I was getting a little tired of the coral pink sand everywhere (not to mention, everywhere in my truck also).
     
  5. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Very nice! I like the feel of the place in off season with no one around.
     
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  6. finerflower

    finerflower Amin Fangrrl

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    Holly
    Your fur children are delicious!
     
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  7. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Thanks, I enjoy them immensely.
     
  8. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    I love the Zion overlook picture.

    And your funny looking children look they're having a blast! I love letting my furkids off the leash too. Eventually, I'll drive up to Utah with my brats and I'll ping you for all the secret fun places.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great set - looks like the kids, and you, had a great time. Beautiful!
     
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