Zion 2011: Day 8

Monday, November 7, 2011

on the morning of Day 8, I was treated to wintery conditions on the east side of the park. Without a specific shot in mind, I set out with my Fuji panoramic camera and several rolls of film. I found several pockets of fall color tucked away in the sandy washes, and hoped to capture a photo of fiery maple leaves frosted with fresh snow. I scouted several areas, but nothing really jumped out at me.

I ventured further east, and hiked through several washes until I found just the scene I was looking for. Three young pine trees, covered in fresh snow, stood out against a reddish/orange sandstone formation. I shot two rolls of  120 film for a total of 8 shots. I set the aperture to f/22, and metered my shutter speed at 1 second — which is ideal. Exposures longer than one second cannot be timed automatically by the camera. This meant I was able to enjoy the scene, rather than worry about properly timing my exposure.

The snow didn’t last long. A gentle breeze jostled snow from these trees while I packed up my gear. It was a fleeting moment.

Fuji GX617 | 105mm | 1" @ f/22 | Fuji Velvia 50


3 Responses to “Zion 2011: Day 8”

  1. marcuslalanne Says:

    LOLZ theirs some deers at the end, deer meat sounds good right about now.

  2. Laura Says:

    Beautiful snow shots, wish we had seen those amazing clouds at the end. Too tantalizing!

  3. Gary Thursby Says:

    Arghhh! The bridge people are becoming your nemesis! HAHA!

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