Only the sandstone canyons of the American Southwest could offer this type of an image. The location is in a side canyon with a creek that flows into the main Virgin River canyon in Zion National Park. Here mid-morning sun is striking a cliff opposite this wall and filling the image with warm, reflected light. A natural seep in the sandstone accounts for the color palette of the background wall; with the dark blue color coming from blue sky reflecting off the wet rock. The tree, displaying early fall colors, was perfect to complete the composition. It's definitely a rare treat when a good image can be obtained in sunny, mid-day light.
ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon 210/5.6 lens
on Fuji Velvia film - 1 sec at f/38