On day 3 of my 2016 fall color trip to Zion, I awoke to overcast skies and strong winds. I decided to spend the day exploring various washes and canyons to see if I could find anything to photograph. In the afternoon, I came across this unnamed slot canyon, and as the light was flat but the textures were beautiful and the stone was not affected by the wind, I decided to capture the scene on black and white film. After walking through this canyon back and forth slowly several times, gazing at the walls and soaking in the textures, lines, light, and shadows, I finally settled on this scene with a large rift in the stone wall of the canyon on the right forming a nice leading line, along with the wash itself meandering up the canyon and disappearing behind a tight bend in the slot.
Intrepid 4x5" Field Camera
Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm ƒ/8 Super-Angulon lens
Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100
32 seconds @ ƒ/64