Hiking Zion National Park's The Narrows is a not-to-be-missed adventure.
Hikers follow the course of the Virgin River as it winds through a massive slot canyon at the north end of Zion Canyon. For a majority of the hike, hikers are ankle to waist deep in the river itself.
Given how crowded the canyon was, I opted to go long exposure for my photography for two reasons. One is that it would be beautiful to slow down the water and get the milky flow of the rapids over time. The other, more beneficial side effects of going slow it that it eliminates the people hiking the canyon. The shots where the water is smoothed out are with a 10-stop neutral density filter on the front of my lens, allowing me to expose for 2 minutes at a time, even in the middle of the day. At that duration, people move through the scene without showing up in the picture, unless they stop and wait for more than 15-20 seconds
The scale of the canyon was breathtaking and made me give new respect to the erosion power of water over time.