Autumn 2: Visionary Wild Workshop

Continued from the previous post:  Then I drove on, to the workshop sessions based at Boulder, Utah, in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.  While the aspens on Boulder Mountain were shedding their leaves, the cottonwoods in the lower canyons showed prime color.  And red rock county…well, it’s eye candy for photographers.  All the workshop participants came away with incredible images resulting from a contemplative approach to classic Utah scenery.  Here’s another slideshow, and an invitation to join the Visionary Wild group on another workshop.

Hoodoo along the Escalante rim, at sunrise.Cottonwoods in The Gulch.Hoodoos at first light.Drying mud curls.Autumn cottonwoods define the Boulder Creek drainage.The last aspen color on Boulder Mountain.Box elder in Long Canyon slot.Formation on King Bench at sunrise.A canyon wall reflects the blue color of sky.Cottonwoods and the red wall of The Gulch.Slabs below King Bench.Red aspens on Boulder Mountain.Bounce light on sagebrush and rocks, in Long Canyon.


  1. Wayne Lea November 6, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    Beautiful pictures. Love your work.

  2. Bob November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Love the mud cracks. I had a great time by the way.

  3. Andrew McLachlan November 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Hi John, another stunning collection of photos!!! The autumn cottonwoods really look fabulous against the red rock!

  4. Wayne Nelson November 17, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    Amazing work! I love the detail stuff but I especially love the shot with autumn cottonwoods. The trees being distant and only a portion of the whole image makes them POP, and actually leads me to savor them.