Dead Tree, Utah

SEPTEMBER 2003 – A dead tree in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Our trip the south-west of the U.S. in 2003 had been a photo feast, and it’s easy to see why: California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, each have hold photo opportunities for a lifetime. So, if you visit all four states you’d need four lives to discover everything.

Despite the analog times, I took 1,623 images in total.

This photo from Arches National Park in Utah perfectly shows off the vast beauty of the park. You will find new and unique views on rock formations and landscape almost everywhere. While most of the visitors head for the obvious attractions like Balanced Rock or Double Arch, you will find beautiful places also in the less popular spots.

I adore this shot of a single dead tree because of the contrast between the deep blue of the sky and the dramatic white clouds. The size of the lonely tree is being highlighted by the use of the wide angle lens. Just awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date16-SEP-2003
LocationArches National Park, Utah, USA
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3851 x 2519 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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