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Zion Canyon Maples

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 9 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The color in Zion Canyon this fall is amazing! The walls of the canyon are covered with a riot of colors - yellow, orange, red, green. I walked along the shore of the Virgin River at the Big Bend area of the canyon, looking for a composition that worked. It would be so easy to just point the camera at all the color and click away. (Well, I did do that!)....but...more challenging is finding a compsition that works, something with interest to keep your eye moving around the frame. I found it in this group of maples - you can see the interesting sinewy shapes of the trunks viewed in relief against the green. I wish that these particular trees had color, but there will be more color in posts to come. I promise! I really apprecaite the Navajo sandstone of the canyon walls behind the green here.

NIKON D90 1/6 second F/16.0 ISO 250 84 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

Beautiful place, beautiful mood! Great red walls at the background!

9 Nov 2010 6:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Magical moment and place.

9 Nov 2010 7:16am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice colors
nice photo

9 Nov 2010 7:34am

Tulip from Iran

very nice

9 Nov 2010 8:14am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Oh, what a nice combination of leave and stone colors!

9 Nov 2010 2:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a real painterly quality. yesterday you talked about all of the photographers; i have wanted to return in winter (flying into Vegas, the weather should be no problem getting there)

9 Nov 2010 6:10pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely greens as set against the brown/red rock in the background! nicely composed - just enough of the rocks to give a good context to the sea of green below...

10 Nov 2010 2:11am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice colors Barbara!

10 Nov 2010 2:24am

David from Detroit, United States

Beautiful colors. You contrasted the trees against the multi-hued rocks beautifully.

10 Nov 2010 3:31am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The layers of color on the rock wall behind the trees makes a nice backdrop to the various tones of green in the foreground.

11 Nov 2010 11:09am

Marie from FRESNES, France

wouaw, magnifiques couleurs.

13 Nov 2010 10:26pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

The green of the maples works against the warm tones of the rocks. Lovely composition.

14 Nov 2010 9:48am

1/6 second
ISO 250
84 mm (35mm equiv.)