Cottonwood congregation

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    I grew to really like cottonwood trees whilst I was in Zion National Park (and other places). These ones, in the centre of the main valley, catch the sunlight very well throughout the day and seemed to be creating a type of amphitheatre in their midst.

    As with most of these shots, they look a good bit better in the larger size! The blog article linked below has a few more images of Zion and my thoughts on the place.

    Locations for photography: Zion National Park, Utah

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    1. woodstock_steve 38 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful. So much texture and detail. A really great shot.
      Steve

    2. Duncan George 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photography Mike. Resembles a piece of graphic artwork. Well seen and shot.

    3. ChrisDale 38 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, love the colour tones, looks almost like an infrared capture

    4. bob:davis 38 months ago | reply

      what an outstanding photograph, I find it totally mesmerising

    5. ARETY 38 months ago | reply

      very interesting and intriguing. Looks like a biblical view. A great picture!

    6. Arpad Lukacs Photography 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image, love the detail and the overall colours!

      Arpad

    7. Fabrizio Olivi 38 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition and perfect choice of tones

    8. Martyn Fordham LRPS 38 months ago | reply

      What detail and the shapes keep me interested

    9. nna:2006 38 months ago | reply

      A Beautiful Picture !!!

    10. Sam J Gibbons 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful treescape Mike. Love the silvery branches and subtle tones of the trees which seem to pop against the darkened background.

    11. ...Matt Pringle... 38 months ago | reply

      I like this very much Mike, quite painterly in its own little way. Beautiful muted colours and great composition.

    12. old&timer 38 months ago | reply

      Incredible contrasts here enhancing the graphics of those beautiful trees, and lovely discreet
      colours! A wonderful piece of art!

    13. Jon Downs 38 months ago | reply

      absolutely fabulous work Mike
      a wonderfully composed shot with some magnificent textures!

    14. Tantris88 38 months ago | reply

      A very lovely grace and elegance to this image, a sense of natural community.

    15. Rudy Chiarello 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! I never seen a cottonwood until I went to Colorado in the early 90's. But, I have never seen them like this. Awesome capture.

    16. johnshlau 38 months ago | reply

      love the composition and color tone................that's a remarkable shot, my friend!

    17. l.bailey_beverley 38 months ago | reply

      Beautifully captured!

    18. yameme 37 months ago | reply

      Wonderful!!

    19. Ali Morshed Noton 37 months ago | reply

      Another good one.

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