Its mountainous skyline graces a zillion breathtaking photos. Its jagged blue-green pine-covered peaks rise out of sandy-colored cliffs to complete the rainbow of color that the canyon country is so famous for, but it never gets the credit. Now, there are plans to strip-mine it for tar sands and oil shale.
So let’s make it right. Let’s celebrate the Tavaputs Plateau. Let’s point it out!
Introducing the TAVAPUTS COUNTRY PHOTO PROJECT.
~ A public collaboration ~
It’s simple: get your photos to us and we’ll aggregate them into a Flickr Set and Facebook album, so anyone can appreciate them.
If you’ve ever taken photos in the red rock country of Southeastern Utah or the western slope of Colorado, you probably already have some gems! Plus, it’s kind of a fun game of hide-and-seek to search your image files…
Make sure that the Tavaputs Plateau is in the picture. (Examples.) It can comprise all or part of the skyline. The photo should (but doesn’t necessarily need to) convey that it was taken somewhere in red rock canyon country. For an especially poignant image, try to include a famous or recognizable landmark (like Balanced Rock in Arches National Park or Dead Horse Point in Canyonlands National Park, or even a road sign everyone knows, for example.)
To add (submit) your photos, either
Upload them to Flickr with the tag #TavaputsCountry and we’ll find them and add them to the set and Facebook. Make sure you create a caption. Here’s our Flickr set so far
Email the photo as an attachment to email@example.com. The caption will be whatever you put in the subject line.
Post them to our Facebook Wall. If they meet the criteria, we’ll add them to the album. Here we are on Facebook.
Upload them to Instagram and tag them #TavaputsCountry. We’ll find them. And add them to the slideshow below.
Tweet them with the #TavaputsCountry hashtag. We’d love it if you included a link to the slideshow or this page.
Your photos remain your property and you retain the rights. We won’t sell them. Don’t even know how. We won’t let anyone alse sell them either. But by submitting, you are allowing us to add them to the set and to post to Facebook and Twitter.
Questions? email admin@beforeitstarts.
~Ashley A from the BiS team in Moab. PS: I took the first coulpe to get us started.