Jan 22, 2007 at 9:00 pm #1221364
I took this shot over the weekend during an overnighter in Kolob canyon. It snowed consistently from about 9pm thru 6pm the next day. I went in classic ultralight style with a bivy bag under the night sky. Waking up occasionally with snow piled on your bag gives a great feeling of self realization.
Thanks for looking.Jan 22, 2007 at 9:04 pm #1375310
Richard NisleyBPL Member
@richard295Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Your missing your calling… you should turn professional photographer.Jan 22, 2007 at 9:20 pm #1375311
Light SocalBPL Member
Beautiful pic. I like the lighting. Really makes me want to get in some cold weather bivies.Jan 22, 2007 at 9:34 pm #1375312
Wow, the strongest of compliments. Thank you. :)
Jhaura: Indeed, open bivying in the wet rain is an experience I'd rather skip, but snow is dry and quite comfortable. I'll try to post a small report in the trip report forum later in the week.Jan 23, 2007 at 3:00 am #1375327
@tomcat1066Locale: Southwest GA
Wow. Just Wow. It makes me wish I didn't live so far east! Absolutely beautiful, and a FANTASTIC photo. Just plain wow, although there really aren't words to describe it for me.
TomJan 23, 2007 at 3:42 am #1375330
@naturephoto1Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
Beautiful Image. I see that I got my answer to my question regarding the original test. I was reading the new posts from the bottom up (oldest to newest). But, was the image taken at or just after sunrise, or is this an image taken late in the afternoon. Even though you title it Afternoon, it does not follow your description.
RichJan 23, 2007 at 5:00 am #1375332
The shot is wonderful, Elliot. I feel covetous of the moment. Thanks for posting.Jan 23, 2007 at 7:15 am #1375336
Sorry for the bad description. It was taken at around 5:30 PM Sunday night on the hike back to the car. The snowstorm was intense all day long, but it cleared for just 3 or 4 minutes, and it happened to be during sunset.
Thanks for the comments everyone!Jan 23, 2007 at 8:10 am #1375342
Eric NobleBPL Member
@ericnobleLocale: Colorado Rockies
The Kolob area of Zions is something else. I spent a week backpacking this area many years ago and always stop by when I'm in the area, at least for the over look. My wife and I did a day hike (7 miles in) to see the Kolob arch, which as I recall is the longest natural arch in the world. The Kolob area is a little out of the way from the main part of Zions and I bet a lot of people who come to see Zions don't see it. It's off highway I-15 from Salt Lake to Saint George Utah. The Navaho sandstone of the Kolob fingers is spectacular. Your picture is absolutely amazing! Great job!Jan 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm #1375390
@alekatLocale: Wyoming, USA
Absolutely beautiful picture. The lighting is amazing!Jan 23, 2007 at 5:21 pm #1375453
It is incredible indeed. I did make it to the arch this trip, which was interesting in this weather. It used to be considered the largest in the world until about 6 months ago when they did a new accurate measurement, and it fell a mere 3ft short of the title, making it second.
The Kolob section is my favorite part of Zion, mainly because you don't see the crouds or the pavement.Jan 23, 2007 at 5:53 pm #1375457
Roger BBPL Member
Wow, and the camera was?Jan 23, 2007 at 6:39 pm #1375467
@stephenn6289Locale: Sunshine State
as a fellow photographer, I am speechless (and a little jealous, but don't let that bother you)Jan 23, 2007 at 7:06 pm #1375474
Camera was a Pentax K10D, 17-70 lens w/polarizer.
Exposure info: 1/10s, f/11, 45mm, ISO 100, raw converted with Bibble.
Thanks!Jan 25, 2007 at 8:10 pm #1375771
Beautiful photo Elliot. And thanks for turning me on to the "photo gallery", I just noticed it.
Also, I just got a K10D for backpacking as well, and I think it is the ultimate backpacking camera. I will post one of my photos soon.
Thanks again for sharing this photo.Jan 26, 2007 at 8:29 am #1375813
Sweet shot! Was it hand held or did you use a tripod?
The lighting is really great!Jan 26, 2007 at 5:16 pm #1375899
Thanks. It is an excellent camera for backpacking photographers, however I wouldn't call it the ultimate backpacking camera for photographing backpackers. :)
Will look forward to seeing your photos!Jan 26, 2007 at 5:18 pm #1375900
I had along with me a carbon fiber tripod, but amazingly enough I didn't use it for the shot. The photo at full res is as sharp as can be thanks to the camera stabilization.
ElliotJan 26, 2007 at 5:28 pm #1375906
Very impressive for handheld at 1/10s. I've been pleased with the stabilization in my FZ3 but I don't think I could get a good hand held out of it at 1/10s.Jan 26, 2007 at 7:48 pm #1375935
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
Your picture was beautiful. I posted it with your credits on my blog. If that isn't okay please let me know here or by email and I will remove it.Jan 26, 2007 at 8:27 pm #1375939
You are more than welcome to post it. Thanks!Feb 12, 2007 at 5:46 pm #1378213
@jbairdLocale: Deleware Watergap A_T
Just another WOW to add to the rest. What a pic!!!Feb 22, 2007 at 7:51 am #1379623
@rstanekLocale: Southeast, Atlanta, GA
Beautiful image, you really captured the moment.
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