The majority of photos I took on this trip were with my new Ricoh GR. I brought my K-30 with the FA31 and DA* 200 but only ended up using the K-30 and DA*200 for the obligatory shots of Buffalo which were out of range for my GR's 28mm lens.
As I have hundreds of GR images to go through, I decided to break them up into separate posts based on the location or area we visited. As Zion was our last stop and fresh in my memory, I'll start with a few samples from this truly amazing park.
All photos from my trip were shot in RAW. Images that I post will be processed with CS6 and ACR and converted "as shot" with absolutely no editing or adjustments to the images. With any new camera, I always shoot for awhile with its base or default settings so I better understand its characteristics before I start to apply any changes in post-processing.
This trip gave me a great opportunity to test the GR. One thing I've noticed with its RAW files versus my K-30 or K-5 is that the default images are more saturated and punchy. While I took many photos of Zion, I think this small sampling will give you a good idea of what Zion looks like and how my GR performed in this beautiful natural setting.
(Note: click on any image to see a larger file.)