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Just an average setting in Utah’s backcountry. Taking a leisurely stroll around camp can yield all sorts of hidden treasures. ⁣

With the p...
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Just an average setting in Utah’s backcountry. Taking a leisurely stroll around camp can yield all sorts of hidden treasures. ⁣

With the pandemic in full swing, there are more and more people traveling into places that normally don’t receive high volumes of visitors, and leaving all sorts of stuff behind. Remember, we are all stewards of our public lands, and as such it is our responsibility to take care of them. Pack out your trash. No one is going in to pick up after you, nor should they. Let’s keep the outdoors pristine and leave it better than we found it.⁣
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7 Comments | Report
GerCooper PRO+
 
GerCooper October 09, 2020
Congratulations on the people's choice award! Beautifully composed photo.
donnigislason PRO+
 
donnigislason October 09, 2020
Congrats great shot
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal October 11, 2020
I love the idea of reminding people on our responsibilities in nature. Congratulations!
RickL PRO+
 
RickL October 13, 2020
Beautiful landscape composition,color and detail
cgparis PRO+
 
cgparis Jun 21
Exquisite landscape composition! \u1F4AF\u1F4AF
barbarabergmannbiglow PRO+
 
So pretty, beautiful capture. ♥️
dewaynerawlings PRO+
 
Magnificent!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a remote backcountry area in Southern Utah, United States.
Time
We were traveling far this day and pushing it to make to to camp before dark. As we pulled up to camp, the sun was about to set. Instead of setting up tents and camp, we grabbed our camera gear and ran for a good spot to catch the last bit of light.
Lighting
These flowers don't usually bloom this big and full. It was an unusual spring in the high desert areas. I wanted to capture the beauty of the white peddles that contrasted the sandstone surrounding them.
Equipment
For this shot, I used the Canon EOS R mirrorless, the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens, Sirui W-1204 tripod with the K-20X ball-head, and a Breakthrough Photography UV filter.
Inspiration
The contrasting white flowers with the sandstone drew my eye in to the foreground elements, and I wanted to pair them with the towering ridge line and butte above, while also capturing the unique soil layer in the mid-ground.
Editing
For this shot, I used a Focus Stacking technique, where I focused on the flower and rocks, then moved to other objects in the scene and focused on them to make sure everything was sharp. Then in post processing, I stacked those images together and blended ll the in-focus, sharp pixels together.
In my camera bag
My pack is usually full of the equipment I plan on using for the area I'm visiting. A variety of usually 3 lenses, camera, extra batteries, head lamp, tripod, cleaning cloths, pocket rocket duster, and an emergency Bivy sack (you never know when you'll be stranded overnight).
Feedback
Look for the small things that catch your eye and draws your interest in. Then frame those with the more obvious subjects. If you focus on other secondary objects besides the obvious features, your image will be more powerful and meaningful.

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