The Watchman in Zion

July 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Watchman at Sunset - Zion National ParkThe Watchman at Sunset - Zion National ParkThe Watchman at Sunset - Zion National Park

The Watchman at Sunset - Zion National Park

Zion National Park has one particularly iconic shot: The Watchman.

The Watchman stands guard over the southern entrance to the park.  At sunset, the peak glows brilliantly.

The Watchman is also the only location I shot on two days - the first from down along the Virgin River (seen here) and the second from the bridge (a popular spot).   As sunset locations go, it doesn't get much easier than this.  The only problem we experienced was that in two days, we did not get so much as a single cloud.

As a photographer, severe weather is my best and worst friend.  Obviously, I can't stand out in the middle of a thunderstorm to get a shot, but as soon as a weather system passes, the clouds add a dramatic element and color that you just can't duplicate.

The Watchman in Zion

There's a lesson in here somewhere about the storms of life.  In fact, there are many.  I don't know what your situation is right now, whether you're experiencing a downpour, looking back over what has just passed, or seeing nothing but blue skies.  I'll let you use your imagination to draw out what you need for your story.

I didn't intend to write this today - I had a different post with different photos in mind.  I know I have friends who are hurting right now for a variety of reasons.  I hope my words find you well, but I pray that this meets you where you are.  Please know there is one who watches over you.

Psalm 121 (NIV)

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

 

Thanks for looking,

Adam@LiC


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