Nov 17, 2009

A few days of peace: Landscapes in Zion National Park

I'm a sucker for landscape photography, especially during Autumn.  I'm also the first to admit, that it's kind of crazy to take a so-called break from commercial photography by continuing to pick up the camera and shoot more pictures.  However, there's something completely different when you are in a National Park at sunrise, without the thought of a shot list, strobes, assistants, art and creative directors and all the other intricacies that makes up the world of advertising photography, that is simply refreshing.  You, the camera, and some of God's magnificent creations all come together as the perfect escape from the 9-5 job.  Shooting in Zion National Park was this much needed break and since it's a relatively short jaunt from where I live (3.5 hours or so from Salt Lake City, Utah), it was a no brainer.

I'm wrapping up my 2010 Landscape and Adventure Photography calendars this week and after last year's extensive "artists statement" found on the opening page, I've decided to keep it short and sweet this year...

"There's a lot of noise in the world.  Find some place to ponder each day, preferably outside."

Gear Used:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105 Lens
B+W Circ Polarizer
Clik Packs

Utah Landscape Photography
Utah Photographer
Advertising Photographer


Randy Frost Photography said...

You SUCK! Just to be that close to gods country! Great images, I wish I just had a sliver of that beauty around Chicago. Its nothing but concrete, buildings and subdivisions of houses. Nice job on the long shutter and shallow depth of field.

Great job, keep it coming.

Weston and Becky said...

AHHHH, is this your way of rubbing it in that I couldn't get my act together and come shoot with you. Crap, I wish I could have been there to learn from the masters hand.