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Canyon Spirits

Zion National Park
Utah, USA

The 14 mile hike that led to this spot was like a journey backwards in time. When I entered the canyon at the top, all the trees were bare: Winter had arrived. Then I hiked, down, down, mostly through water up over my knees, and a couple times chest deep.

About four miles deeper into the canyon, I found a few brilliant yellow leaves still clinging tenaciously to their branches as Winter approached.

Just a few miles later, I found amazing color. The trees were covered with glowing yellow, orange and red leaves the likes of which I’d rarely seen. I had returned to the Fall of my childhood.

Here, at the end of the canyon, almost back to civilization, the leaves had not yet turned: they remained a lovely green, verging on the Fall change. It felt like it was still Summer down here, and if I hadn’t already been soaked, I would have gone swimming.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format
Lens:  40mm
Aperture:  f16.6
Exposure:  2 Seconds
Film: Phase One IQ180 (iso35)

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