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Zion National Park is probably one of the most visited national park in the country. In 2017, over 4 million people visited, but high number of visitors also raised entrance fees, nearby hotel rates, and more.

Grafton is also known as the “ghost town” as it is abandon town that was built in the late 1800’s. The town features couple of building that are being preserved and few cemetery nearby making it very creepy during the night.

My wife and I first visited Grafton at night as we both enjoy night photography shooting for stars. It was cold, but it wasn’t windy, making it fairly comfortable night to shoot stars. As you can see on the right bottom of the sky where stars are little more faint and have grey cast, clouds were present even around 1AM, forcing us to end the night.

Next morning, we came back to Grafton, but it was a gorgeous place. At night, it’s a creepy place to be, I won’t be surprised if I saw a ghost, but during the day, this place is has that old southern town feel to it.

That afternoon, my wife and I were enjoying Zion National Park hiking Angels Landing. I found myself I need to put my camera down at least a day so I can enjoy the park and the scene without me stopping every other minute trying to get a shot. I brought my lightest possible camera and lens and hiked, and promised myself not to shoot anything until I reach the top.

That afternoon, we went to Canyon Overlook. We both thought this was an easy trail so we wore fairly light, causal footwear and it was a big mistake. Hikes were steep and narrow and some parts were very strenuous. However, I had to keep my speed up so I don’t miss the sunset. The result? Outstanding, in fact, I loved the way it came out. What do you guys think?

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you were able to enjoy some of my new collection of landscape gallery.

Like always, i will see you guys in the next blog!

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