Zion 2012: Day 2

Happy New Year everyone. I figured I’d squeeze in Day 2  of my Zion trip on the last day of 2012.

On my second full day in Zion, I got an early start, and hiked up the narrows to shoot a photo that has eluded me for the past two years. Be sure to watch my video journal to hear my thoughts on the final results.

Kodak Ektar 100 | 1 minute @ f/45 | Polarizer

Kodak Ektar 100 | 1 minute @ f/45 | Nikkor 150mm SW | Polarizer

7 Responses to “Zion 2012: Day 2”

  1. inlineinfocus Says:

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  2. bob Says:

    I love the video, what a great shot, I dont have the patients to stand there all day for one shot, I got to give you a lot of credit

    • Ben Horne Says:

      Though it might sound crazy to stand there for 4 or 5 hours — the time goes by fast. I often listen to podcasts, and spend time wandering around exploring my surroundings.

  3. Chad Vercio Says:

    Ben, I like the shot, even though its not what you intended. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy it, you do a great job with every aspect of it. I’ve been taking 4×5 for about a year and a half now so I can understand the appreciation for the beauty and yet a sense of disappointment about not coming away with a shot. I’ve not taken a shot a few times because it just wasn’t there.

    I love Zion, I got there last fall for a weekend and got a couple of shots. Really wish I could have gotten there this fall but wasn’t able to make it, hopefully next year. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the other shots from your trip.

    • Ben Horne Says:

      Thanks so much for following my blog! I bought my first 4×5 camera in late 2008, and was hooked. As you’ve found, there’s definitely a different style of working, but its that sense of discipline that I can credit for some of my favorite shots.

      Though I’m often disappointed with my shots at first, they have a tendency to grow on me. When I’m done posting the Zion trip, I’ll share a video that shows my first reaction to my film from this trip. My perception has changed since filming that video only a few weeks ago. If you make it to Zion next year, you’ll likely find me there again — wandering around somewhere with a sore back. 🙂

  4. John Wall Says:

    You inspired me to add video to my blog, but it’s a far cry from your quality productions. I was just playing a wind-waiting game too — but I only needed five seconds. Much easier, but even that isn’t always possible. I will probably never go to large format, but I sure appreciate the inspiration of watching you work at it.

  5. Leo Says:

    Very nice Ben. It is my favorite spot in the narrows. Even though I got an ok shot the year I ran into you there I’ve wanted better. Each year since I have been skunked. The spot has so much potential and can see it in my mind. I do like how yours turned out.

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