This area, in the south eastern corner of Utah, holds a special appeal for me. It is very remote and the barren landscape feels like you are on the moon. I loved the neutral gray color of the hills in the background and how they accentuated the colors of the rocks.
I was photographing in Snow Canyon in southern Utah and I just wasn’t feeling like I was seeing well. I kept getting distracted and couldn’t focus my mind. So I told myself “Don’t take another step. Make a photograph right here.” I looked down and saw this abstract composition.
This image was taken on the “Weeping Rock” trail in Zion National Park. I sometimes find more interesting things to photograph on my way to, or returning from, the more “popular” destinations. That was certainly the case here.
I made this image in Pine Creek, in Zion National Park. My conscious goal was to “simplify.” It has become one of my most enduring images. In 2010, I was honored to receive the “Visitor’s Choice” Award at the The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado “Elements of Water” International Juried Photographic Exhibition [...]
Traveling in Zion National Park before dawn, I discovered this rock in a pool of water with the golden glow of sunrise hitting the top of the opposite canyon wall reflected in the water. I waited for about half an hour for the colors to intensify, then made the exposure with my medium-format Mamiya RZ67 [...]