Capitol Reef Field Station

Utah Valley University has a partnership with Capitol Reef National Park which allows us to have a field station within park boundaries. Every summer we take students down as part of some of our classes and spend around a week taking pictures, hiking, eating, and otherwise proving that our major is better than most. :) This summer we took the ART 300R Landscape Photography Class and ART 371R Historical Processes class down. We spent a week at the field station with one day trip down to Calf Creek Falls and one night camping up by Lower Cathedral Valley. It was a week of little sleep as we would be up hiking/photographing before sunrise, printing cyanotypes and salt prints during the day, back out for sunset and then photographing stars with the occasional dance party into the wee hours of the morning. Here is a very small sampling of some of the photographs created during this summers trip.

Alise Allen
Jeanne Hendry
Kate Peterson
Nate Edwards
Marci Harwood
Nate Edwards
Todd Anderson
Kevin Schley

In keeping with our theme of the summer of astronomical amazement, we were able to watch the transit of Venus across the sun. This phenomenon will not happen again until December 2117. We had telescopes set up with solar filters and had a good exercise in trying to track telescopes. We also gave a number of students their first view of Saturn's rings through the telescope as well. (The little black dot is Venus. FYI)

Alise Allen
Kevin Schley
Travis Lovell
Group picture at the Temples of the Sun and Moon