Matt Purciel Photography
Sunrise on the Towers of the Virgin, Zion

Sunrise on the Towers of the Virgin, Zion

The sunrise on the Towers of the Virgin that morning was the best sunrises I've seen in a while. It’s not easy getting up for sunrise especially if you have two time changes! Thanks to Daylight Savings time and Mountain time I thought I had an extra hour to sleep in. So I enjoyed my coffee and leisurely made my way to the Zion shuttle. Well as I was riding the bus I looked out the window and saw some pink in the clouds and then I realized my miscalculation. I was going nuts stuck on a shuttle watching the clouds light up. Trying to figure out where to go, I exited at the first stop at the Towers of the Virgin and made a b-line for the field. I was running as fast as I could. In front of me were thirty other photographers so I had to make sure I didn’t get in front of their shots. I was sprinting in and out of the bushes. I finally hit is some rabbit bushes and fired away. There was just a couple minutes to get my shots and then the light disappeared! That sunrise was incredible!