"I'm Ready For My Close-Up!"

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

When one first arrives at Zion National Park, they sometimes find there's a small problem.  This problem reminds of dialogue from the old 1950s Gloria Swanson flick, "Sunset Boulevard."  Swanson playing the part of Norma Desmond had two lines, which described the dilemma at Zion.  (1) "All right Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up."  And, (2) "I am big. . .It's the pictures that got small."

At Zion, the monolithic mountains are often so massive, and when you stand at their base, you're unable to contain them in the camera lens to provide the total picture.  Even a wide-angle wouldn't remedy the problem to any great advantage.  And, once downloaded the images appear insignificant to what was actually seen and experienced! "I'm ready for my close up."  Gimme a break!


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I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on these photos, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com - Thank You!

 

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Sharon Lee
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You are so right. Pictures alone can't capture the full scope of what is there. So beautiful.

May 19, 2019 03:21 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl,

I love, love the photos.  It would be fun to revisit Zion again.  It is one of our best National Parks.  A

May 19, 2019 05:19 AM #3
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Nina Hollander
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What gorgeous photos, Myrl... the beauty of this kind of nature just leaves me speechless.

May 19, 2019 05:39 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat now THOSE are some dynamic close up shots.... nicely done...

May 19, 2019 05:40 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Myrl. These pictures are gorgeous. You are seeing divine works.

May 19, 2019 06:28 AM #6
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Such amazing beauty, thank you for sharing your trip with us!  I am glad you are having a good time!

May 19, 2019 06:56 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Myrl - I have yet to visit Zion but your photos may be the best next thing.  Excellent as they are, I am sure it doesn't compare with the actual experience and the all senses surrounding it.  

May 19, 2019 08:46 AM #8
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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That second shot is my favorite.  That winding road up between the mountains...what a great shot!

May 19, 2019 09:15 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding week.

May 19, 2019 09:22 AM #10
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow Myrl, You have me thinking road trip next year to follow your route and enjoy it.

 

May 19, 2019 01:20 PM #11
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I remember those lines too, Myrl! And, they fit perfectly with your story of Zion too! What stunning photos - oh my! I know you were just mezmerized by the beauty of the increcible scenery.

Isn't nature something so special to behold?!

May 19, 2019 01:25 PM #12
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Myrl- I think that the PTB for Zion National Park should hire you for some Tourist ads!!! The photos are beyond words. And I understand what you mean. Even with my iPhone camera and on occasion my real camera, that there's no way I can capture the beauty and majesty of what I'm seeing. 

May 19, 2019 05:12 PM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - If I didn't know better, I would say you were in Sedona. You are getting to see some wonderful scenery.

May 19, 2019 06:57 PM #14
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday afternoon, Myrl. Thanks for your comments on my recent post.

May 20, 2019 10:08 AM #15
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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Hi Myrl, I just thought you are close by, in Sedona, and then I realized you are not so close actually. I hope your trip is wonderful!

May 20, 2019 02:48 PM #16
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George Souto
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Myrl those are absolutely gorgeous pictures, thank you for sharing them.

May 20, 2019 03:34 PM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Myrl, I had to come back for a second look, these photos are truly amazing, how long were you there?? Endre

May 20, 2019 11:09 PM #19
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Hi Myrl:

Your photos are stunning. I have heard so much about Zion but have yet to visit. Some day perhaps!

Jeff

May 21, 2019 08:56 AM #20
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Zion is another of my all-time favorite destinations.  I remember doing the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion loop as a teenager and most love Zion because you were down IN the canyon looking up instead of the other way around. I've been back twice since then and will hopeful do so again.

May 22, 2019 05:48 AM #21
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Myrl Jeffcoat - What an outstanding trip and an excellent traveling partner you had too! Your photographs and all that you have written makes me yearn to see Utah in person with all those roads with scenic wonders of the monolithic stone spires! 

May 22, 2019 05:53 PM #22
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