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Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 16 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I liked the way the shape of this dead snag echoes the curve in the Navajo sandstone wall. The light at day's end really set this canyon wall on fire.

NIKON D90 1/4 second F/18.0 ISO 250 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

Beautiful image. Very symbolic. Wonderful colors, texture, love the composition. Beautiful!

16 Nov 2010 5:48am

eli miguel from lisboa, Portugal

Great composition!

16 Nov 2010 7:25am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A magnificent painting, the rocks are really amazing. Superb image. Nice day.

16 Nov 2010 7:43am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

more lovely colors! beautiful~

16 Nov 2010 9:09am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Excellent job bringing out the detail of the sandstone.

16 Nov 2010 10:26am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The shape of the tree follows the curve of the crack, and the desert varnish provides vertical lines that oppose the layers in the rock. Another winner!

16 Nov 2010 10:28am

cristof from montbéliard, France

jolie couleurs sur cette falaise.

16 Nov 2010 11:49am

vas from morrow, United States


16 Nov 2010 2:37pm

David from Detroit, United States

I think I like this one the most out of the series so far. The colors aren't quite as spectacular, but the color of the stone and the light work beautifully here. I also like this bare tree. It makes a graphic statement against the rock face.

16 Nov 2010 3:01pm

David from Detroit, United States

I forgot to include that I like the way the crack in the rock face on the right mirrors the shape of the tree.

16 Nov 2010 3:02pm

@David: Thanks, David. I like that, too! It is one of the reasons I made this shot. A happy accident which causes the composition to come together.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the shades of ochre and brown on the cliff and the dead tree on the foreground to be reminiscent of the severity of the place.

16 Nov 2010 3:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


16 Nov 2010 4:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - i love the texture in the wall

16 Nov 2010 4:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What always struck me about the snadstone walls in Zion was the variation in tones and colors and how they "reacted" to different was like being in some kind of a natural light show produced by Franz Lanting and Directed by Galen Rowell...then there werer the times where the light was nuetral and the features of the walls would then take over...all this at Zion! You have conveyed all of these wonderful elemnts and scens through your beautiful images of this fantastic place. What else can I say...if some publication doesn't snatch these up they are an idiot!

16 Nov 2010 4:33pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Denny, you are my biggest fan! Thanks! Maybe I do need a marketing agent! I just wonder how to get this stuff out there. Hmmmm...ideas, anyone? Denny, you do know about all the greats! I went to a workshop put on by Frans Lanting once. It was great! He is a Nikon shooter like me, and it was nice to have this equipment choice affirmed - so many are using Canon. Anyway, he gave a GREAT talk. I keep meaning to stop by his studio in Santa Cruz. Hmmmm...I am driving down to Carmel for an overnight with friends tomorrow. Maybe I'll see Frans' place on the way home. Thanks for the idea!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

No prob Barbara - No charge...But serioulsy you may want to strike my loud-mouthed comment becausue if anyone sees my "idiot" remark the wole thing might backfire - I would feel terrible if I were responsible for that! Being your biggest fan (I DO need to lose weight) has responsibilities you know...I do love your work though..have fun in Carmel and beyond.

16 Nov 2010 5:25pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful :)

16 Nov 2010 6:07pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i think this is my personal favourite yet! i like the placement of the tree and how the branches stretches pointing inwards and towards the rock! excellent detail and colours as always!

17 Nov 2010 1:39am

@DarkElf: Thanks! You know, I almost did not process this image - it is very graphic but in some ways, I thought it lacked the compositional interest of some of the others. But you and other friends at Aminus really like it alot. I apprecaite your feedback and I am glad that I did not trash the raw file! Just goes to show - keep it all, at least on a backup drive!

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Well composed photo of these patterns together!

20 Nov 2010 4:39am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

23 Nov 2010 2:07pm

1/4 second
ISO 250
97 mm (35mm equiv.)