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Movin On
01-AUG-2004 Dan Ng

Movin' On

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Today I celebrate several milestones. First I have officially reached half a century of life.
The other is to announce my promotion to Chief Naturalist of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
There I will be managing all the ranger programs, visitor center, educational services, exhibits and publications,
outreach and partnerships, plus all the administrative responsibilities that go along.

I've been a national park ranger for 23 years and in the final decade of my career.
I'm excited about change...and living and working in an area of stunning beauty,
in which photographic opportunities abound. With the difference in locality pay between California and Utah,
I will actually be earning less, which is why I've been in the "Buy It Now" mode for photo gear.

In preparing for the big move, I've not been photographing much lately,
but when I arrive to Bryce in about a month, you'll be seeing many new images.
Visitors can marvel at the incredible geology during the day, but when the sun sets,
the other attraction unfolds...an amazing night sky of stars and planets,
perhaps the best of all the national parks.

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Guest 26-Aug-2007 23:51
What a fabulous opportunity, Dan. I visited Bryce Canyon last fall and envy the photo ops that you will no doubt have everyday!! You will see the canyon in every light possible and with your ability I can't wait to see what you share with us. Happy Birthday by the way!
Patricia Lay-Dorsey25-Aug-2007 22:30
Gosh, an awful lot happens when I go away and don't check in on folks' galleries! What an exciting life change, Dan. I wish you all the best, and BIG belated birthday greetings as well ;=)
Patricia Lay-Dorsey25-Aug-2007 22:28
Gosh, an awful lot happens when I go away and don't check in on folks' galleries! What an exciting life change, Dan. I wish you all the best, and BIG belated birthday greetings as well ;=)
Dr. Michael G. Mathews31-Jul-2007 02:44
Dan, this is fantastic! Congratulations on the job, happy birthday, and like Kevin, I had no idea that was your job. You express the essence of nature so well in your shots. Kudos for doing something you love and doing it so darn well. Looking forward to seeing many wonderful images of Utah!
Terri Steele30-Jul-2007 13:08
Wow! Happy birthday and congratulations! I'm heading your way this fall.... ;) I'll be checking your galleries for all the hot shooting sites ;)
Liz Bickel30-Jul-2007 06:18
Stunning! Absolutely stunning.

Belated Happy Birthday, and a big congratulations on your new position. It's a dream job. Because you're such an outstanding photographer, I know we'll be seeing lots more gorgeous images in the future like this one.

You are a lucky man.
Art Parnell28-Jul-2007 15:34
Spectacular photograph and beautiful scene! Congratulations on your success, what a perfect opportunity to continue your photography!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik28-Jul-2007 06:48
Congratulations on your big birthday and the new position! What a fabulous place to workl Looking forward to more gorgeous scenes like this. S&L
Bob D. Kaufman28-Jul-2007 03:22
Happy Birthday, Dan, and wishing you the best as you move on to better opportunities. I'm still hoping that we will meet someday. As they say in my native country....Mabuhay!
Alexandre Trudeau-Dion28-Jul-2007 00:14
WOW cools hot Love it! And Félicitation for the promotion and the other mile stone!
Brinn MacDougall27-Jul-2007 18:57
Hate to see you leave Ca. but it looks like a nice replacement, congrats on making a change, most people wouldn't. Looks like we're in for a treat with this beauty..v
Priya Shailesh27-Jul-2007 15:53
Congratulations Dan for both your milestones !! Will plan a visit to Bryce some day :)
Joanne Kamo27-Jul-2007 14:14
Awesome image, Dan. Wow!! Congratulations on both of your milestones!!..it sounds like a position to die for. Hope to see more from you soon. V
alexeig27-Jul-2007 14:09
Majestic. I love the color and multiple layers
Matthew Mannell27-Jul-2007 13:31
That amazing news Dan!! Congratulations on both your birthday and the job...a big change but it sounds incredible. A stunning landscape here, and I look forward to more your creative, humerous and beautiful interpretations of Bryce!!
Enny27-Jul-2007 10:47
happy Birthday and congrats, you're going to work in a breathtaking area, So we are waitng for the great shots.
Ilana gil27-Jul-2007 09:23
Happy Birthday Dan and welcome to the half a century of life :) ...in Hebrew we say "MAZAL-TOV!!!
Great picture, beautiful place and I hope to visit there some day...:))
lou_rozensteins27-Jul-2007 09:13
What a beautiful place, and to think it will be yours to photograph in as many moods as you can see! This is a great shot. Voted. Congrats on your half-century too ..... you have many more fruitful years ahead! Well done.
Dave Hodges27-Jul-2007 05:49
Congratulations Dan and Happy Birthday too! I look forward to what yo will show us from Bryce.
Bryan Murahashi27-Jul-2007 05:37
Congrats and Happy Bday. Beautiful scenic and photo of your new backyard. GMV.
Peter Stahl27-Jul-2007 04:13
Congratualtions on your promotion and birthday. Am sure you will be posting lot of new interesting shots. .Looking forward in seeing them. Awesome looking area and shot. Hope to check it out some day. GMV.
NealyBob27-Jul-2007 04:07
Excellent shot of the canyon~! v
Congratulations on your promotion and b-day! I'm not far behind you!
Can't wait to see more beautiy from Bryce
Wei -----27-Jul-2007 04:06
This is a great shot. And congratulations to all the good things happening to you. Working in the national parks like Bryce would be the perfect job for a photographer!
Simon Chandler27-Jul-2007 03:59
Happy Birthday and congrats! What a stunning image. Eager to see more from you soon. v
Dave Wixx27-Jul-2007 03:55
It's a wonderful place and the sunrise and sunsets are so great for for photographs and this is also a wonderful shot.
What a great opportunity! Some things are worth sacrificing money for and this sounds like it - I'd do it in second. It's the kind of thing I'd love to do - just need to figure out what I need to know!!!!!
Well done, good luck and what a 50th birthday present. FANTASTIC.
Mindy McNaugher27-Jul-2007 03:32
Absolutely stunning capture of Bryce!!! Happy Birthday and Huge Congratulations on the promotion!! Sounds like a fabulous position!!! Can't wait to see more shots of the area! Vote!
Herb Knufken27-Jul-2007 03:08
That is a super move, welcome to AARP :)
Tricia27-Jul-2007 02:26
Wow, Happy Birthday Dan and many congratulations on your new job! You will no doubt be a great help to the thousands of people who visit Bryce Canyon each year, especially the ones with with cameras as you are such an excellent photographer yourself.
Yi Feng27-Jul-2007 02:26
Happy birthday and congratulations for the promotion Dan! What a fantastic resume and what a great place to work! May be one day I'll visit this wonderful place.
Kevin Sargent27-Jul-2007 02:17
Oh my god! How incredibly cool! Congrats. I had no idea that was your job. You are a lucky man! VVVVV
Donnaray27-Jul-2007 02:13
Happy Birthday and congrats! fantastic image
Jean D27-Jul-2007 01:06
Wishing you the best on your big anniversary as well as your new posting! Congratulations!! I'm very envious of where you are going and look forward to those great forthcomming shots, Dan! This landscape shot is perfect! A big vote!
Cindi Smith27-Jul-2007 00:40
Happy birthday and welcome to the 50 club! Congratulations on the new position! You are going to love it there. Can't wait to see more pics!
Scott Schexnaydre27-Jul-2007 00:31
Congratulations! I plan to visit Bryce one day. Beautiful shot.
petesie27-Jul-2007 00:25
Congratulations. That is wonderful. I visited the park many years ago and hope to return....camera in hand. I will eagerly await your photos. Best of luck.
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