SEPTEMBER 2003 – A dead tree in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
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
|Location||Arches National Park, Utah, USA|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3851 x 2519 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|