National park photo ops: Here’s what to do with a canyon view

In Utah's Canyonlands National Park, look for framing devices (like gnarled trees) to impose order on your composition. It doesn't hurt to include features like Candlestick Tower, either.
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Canyonlands National Park lives up to its name with views that seem to stretch forever. Try using framing devices like trees and branches to highlight features like the Candlestick Tower.

Though this this photo was taken in late morning, the best times of day are sunrise and sunset.

In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.


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