Far Up Right Fork of Zion's North Creek there is an Oasis
|Waterfall, flowers and redrock located in Zion's Right Fork of North Creek|
Below Barrier Falls, this smaller and idyllic pool and waterfall are located. The waters are cool on my legs. I'd often wade up to my thighs and sometimes higher. I loved the sound of falling water on the rocks and a breeze through the trees. No other disturbances in this remote location.
I loved these little red flowers. As I saw them, I wanted to include them somehow in a grander photograph of the surroundings. Getting very low and very close to the flowers allowed me to frame plenty of the flowers in-line with the waterfall and a towering pine tree.
I knew keeping everything in focus would be impossible because some things were so close and others were so far. I took 3 shots, focusing on the near points, mid-points and distant points each time. Back home I merged these 3 shots in Photoshop to create an image that is sharp near to far!