Tree, Fractured Sandstone Wall. Zion National Park, Utah. April 3, 2012. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.
A lone tree stands against the fractured textures of a sandstone cliff, Zion National Park, Utah.
Time for one more Zion photograph. Actually, it may not be quite the last from this April visit to that park and other beautiful areas of Utah. It almost doesn't matter exactly where this photograph was made, since red rock and green trees can be found all over the area. Basically we were driving along a park road in the afternoon, with eyes wide open and looking about for photographic subjects, when we stopped alongside a section of the cliff that was still mostly in the shade, and in front of which beautiful trees were growing.
I liked the conjunction of the hard, reddish rock with its vertical cracks and horizontal patterns... with a single living thing, the very green tree growing up against the cliff face in the shade. Sometimes the colors of the rock can seem almost unreal. I feel a bit that way now when I look at the intense red-yellow colors in the upper right corner of the frame.
G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer whose subjects include the Pacific
coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra
Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and
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