Sandstone Outcrop with Piñon Pine - I was looking for a snowy picture this morning to celebrate the start of our winter here in Colorado. This image was captured earlier in the year on my trip to Reno and the NANPA (www.nanpa.org) conference in February. I was just entering Zion N.P. via the "back" way (from the east) and came across this scene just before entering the valley. With bright white dominating the scene, we have a classic case where spot metering off the rock (which is close to neutral-toned) is best for achieving proper exposure. The lone tree growing in such an inhospitable spot, reminds me of a similar image I have in my "Inspirational" collection, "With God, all things are possible" (Matt 19:26).
Sheila and I would also like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! While we've had both happy and sad times this year, we continue to count the many blessings God has provided and thank Him for the many places He leads us to capture His wondrous beauty!
Best wishes to all! Ken & Sheila