Cottonwood & Canyon Study

Capitol reef National Park, Utah

While exploring Capitol Reef National Park this past May I found this quiet scene inside the main canyon one afternoon. The light wasn't right, so I returned the next morning hour after sunrise and set up the shot. I waited a little longer until the sun blasted the opposite canyon wall in direct sunlight knowing the warm reflected light would bounce into my image and bring it to life.

Zone VI, Fujinon 120mm, Tiffen 81a Warming Filter, 4 seconds at F32, Kodak E100. Photo © copyright by Joseph Rossbach.

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