Sleeping Beauty


Sleeping Beauty

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Zion National Park becomes a completely different place in the Winter. It is always filled with beautiful juxtapositions, and winter brings out a whole new set variety of these combinations of texture and tone. In this scene, a snow covered evergreen tree is juxtaposed against a brilliant red sandstone wall forming a beautiful palette of reds, greens, grays and whites that evokes the feeling of Christmas.


On this week-long road trip, I camped, explored and photographed all over Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in the depths of winter with my large format 4x5” view camera and a large supply of film during the week between Christmas and New Years. This was my first major experience camping for an extended time in frigid winter temperatures, and it went quite well. My gear performed excellently, and I was able to stay warm and comfortable for a week outdoors with nighttime temperatures ranging on average from 14-22 degrees F. On this trip I also experimented with different films including Ilford FP4+, Fuji Provia 100F, and a box of expired Fuji NPS from 2003. All of them performed admirably, and I was quite pleased with the results! This image is from the Provia.


Intrepid 4x5” Field Camera

Fuji Provia 100F

Fujinon W 180mm ƒ/5.6

1.5s @ ƒ/45, front standard rise

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