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For the past 5 years or so, I've gone to Death Valley and Zion each winter. This year it was a pretty wild trip that resulted in many broken cameras and even my vehicle was disabled by a rodent in Death Valley. Despite all that, it was a productive trip, and I exposed a lot of film. If you are interested in seeing my video journals from this trip, you will find them on my youtube channel: youtube.com/c/benhorne
All of these photos were taken on 8x10 Velvia 50 slide film with my Ritter 8x10 camera.
The first photo was taken with my 600mm fuji lens on the Ritter camera in absolutely calm conditions. This camera is easily shaken in the wind, especially when used with a long lens, so I was very happy to have no wind.
The second photo was taken in Death Valley on my return trip. There was some water on the salt flats, so I setup my camera and waited a few hours. It looked like it was going to be a gloomy overcast sunset, but at the very last minute, some of the clouds began to dissipate, and the color was quite nice.
The final photo is a closeup of a frosty tree trunk deep in the shade on the East side of Zion. The rock was wedged in the root ball of the tree. I liked how it looked like a feathered creature guarding an egg.