Solitude ...03.17.08*

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A solitary bare tree grows from a stark rocky mound in Zion National Park.


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250mm, f/8, 1/500.sec, ISO.100, File_1506.A

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Comments (10)

bernargg on March 31, 2008

Excellent...Suberb composition.

Michael Morenz on April 4, 2008

I like it, nice.

Enrique Ortiz de Zár… on April 9, 2008


dalilasilva on April 14, 2008

Beautiful picture.Greetings from Portugal Dalila

nuh sarche on April 26, 2008


yves floret on May 11, 2008

Amazing shot Richard. Beautiful composition and gorgeous colours. Very nice title. Well done. Greetings. Yves

Richard Campbell on May 11, 2008

Thanks Yves, I'm glad you like it. I'm always looking for images of trees against a bare rock background - it's one of my favorite subjects. There's probably a Freudian explanation for that. The best example is from Frans Lanting in his wonderful book,'Life-A Journey Through Time'; quiver trees in South Africa against fiery red hillside.

Thanks also to Olivier, Jakub, Klaus Picsonthemove, Joseliyo, Jackie, Herb and everyone else. I'm just happy to know people are still looking at my pictures.

Christoph Gruetzner on November 24, 2008

Great! What a beautiful cross-bedding. And an amazing shot. I wish I had something like this around here. Greetings from Germany, Gruetze80

Pennington Geis on November 25, 2008

Definitely still looking -- you have some beautiful shots. This is an intriguing composition -- the scene is harsh inhospitable, yet the colors are warm and welcoming.

Tom on November 26, 2008

Beautiful. Love the composition and the detail and colors are excellent. Single trees are a favourite subject of mine as well. A Freudian explanation may be that we relate to the isolated subject so well because we all feel isolated like that at times. :) Capturing it helps alleviate the isolation in some way. Great book reference too. Love Lanting's work. :)

Best regards from Virginia, Tom

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Photo taken in Zion National Park, Zion Park Boulevard, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 29, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Campbell
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2008/03/17 09:47:53
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash