I shot this photo on my late spring backpacking trip to Southern Utah. This is a tree that I have been wanting to photograph for many years now, but I struggled with it in years past. On my previous attempts, my lenses were either too long or too wide. This time I brought a different lens, which proved ideal for this scene. The other variable that I’ve struggled with in years past was the window of good light. This scene looks best just after sunrise when the canyon wall in the background has a soft glow. Only moments after sunrise, direct light spills down that background wall, ruining the photo. By visiting this scene 2 months later than usual, the angle of the sun was different, and I found that I had a far more generous window of opportunity to set up my camera and make the exposure. This was taken with the new @intrepidcamera 8x10 mk II, using a Fujinon 240mm A lens and @kodak Ektar 100 color negative film.
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