For Behind the Shot Part 11, we are featuring photos and stories from Grand Escalante National Monument, Bridal Veil Falls, Golden Hill State Park, and many more!
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Grand Escalante National Monument, Utah
2009 Ford F-350
2006 Lance SC950
Camera Used – Olympus E1 Mark II
We were driving Highway 12 in Grand Escalante and came upon an overlook. After parking in the turnout and walking down to the overlook to take pictures, I turned around and spotted the truck and camper silhouetted against the colorful mountain above us.
Golden Hill State Park, New York
Chevy Silverado 3500
Camera Used – iPhone 8
We had been looking for an interesting place to camp where we could get a beautiful view of the lake and breath taking sunsets. We found a location next to the Thirty Mile lighthouse which exceeded our expectations.
Thirty Mile Point lighthouse is in the background and is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario in Niagara County, New York. It is part of Golden Hill State Park, which is a New York State Park.
The lighthouse gets its name because it is the point 30-miles east of the Niagara River. It was built in 1875 of hand-carved stone.
The Thirty Mile Lighthouse was decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1958 and is open to the public year round.
Neil and Yoly Mullen
Bridal Veil Falls, Highway 64, Highlands, North Carolina
2016 Ram 2500HD
Camera Used – Canon Powershot ELPH 330HS
Yoly and I were escaping the 90-degree heat of north Georgia and traveling the easy 100-miles to the mountains of western North Carolina. It brought us to a beautiful National Forest Campground called Van Hook Glade at an elevation of 4,115 feet. It is located off Highway 64 just west of Highlands, North Carolina. The daytime temperatures hovered around 76 each day. We really enjoyed our time there.
Bridal Veil Falls is the least spectacular of the three nearby falls but the only one you could park next to. I had planned on shooting photos with my Phantom 3 drone with the Eureka staged at one of the turnouts overlooking the valley. The photos were spectacular, but I didn’t notice until we got home that the camera was not set correctly. I usually just shoot video. All of them were thumbnail size and not suitable.
Lady Bird Johnson Redwood Park, California
2009 Chevy 3500
2016 Lance 1050S
Camera Used – Apple iPad
We walked through the Redwoods and there was our tiny truck camper and a monster Redwood – Wow!
Jim and Irene Thompson
South of Ennis, Montana
1999 Ford F-350 SD
2001 Kodiak K-99
Camera Used – Canon 7D Mark II