Photo of the Day Contest
Wave by Gilbert Weidinger
Sunday, 12th November 2006


by Gilbert Weidinger

Entrance to the "Wave" in Southern Utah, USA, in September 2002. Thunderstorms a couple days earier resulted in this pool of water blocking the entrance. We explored the area barefooted, since the fine structures of sandstone forming the wave are very delicate, they would crumble under boots. I have been to many beautiful places, but this is in my opinion the most amazing of them all. The combination of shapes and colors of these rocks is just mindblowing. Canon Rebel, Fuji Velvia 50 Slide Film, scanned on a Konica Dimage Scan Elite 5400II. This photo has not been digitally manipulated.
Equipment: Canon Rebel, Fuji Velvia Slide Film
Gilbert Weidinger
Since I started to take pictures a couple years ago, I have learned to see my surroundings much more intensively. That's what I like most about photography: that it opens one's I to the beauty of the world. That's why I also mainly take pictures of nature. Because I feel most alive when I'm standing somewhere on a windswept ridge in the mountains before sunrise to see the beautiful colors transform the landscape into a surreal, magical place. And I love taking pictures because it's like a treasure hunt: Where do I find another great photo? I shoot both digital and on Fuji Velvia Slide Film. I've lived in Seattle, USA, for the last 5 years. Now I'm in Dresden, Germany, where I work as a scientist.

Wave by Gilbert Weidinger was photo of the day on Sunday, 12th November 2006. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


De Wolf Jozefien

12th November 2006 at 10:04 am


12th November 2006 at 6:48 pm

Absolutely breath taking!!

13th November 2006 at 3:55 am

Wow, what an excellent photo. The southwestern US is one of my favorite places on the planet., and this shot really captures how visually stark and fascinating the area can be.

Jos Smos

21st November 2006 at 11:11 am

These rocks are pretty well known. They appear a lot in several stock-photography libraries.

You say you had to walk there bare-footed?

In southern France, Roussillon en Provence, there are similar rocks, which also attract loads of photographers eager to take a nice picture of it.

I have been warned there for the sand and the dust. Those rocks over there exist of red ocres, which could be irritating to your skin. Isn’t that also the case in the place where this picture was taken?

By the way, nice picture!

12th June 2007 at 3:22 am

This is fantastic and beautifully taken. Thank you too for taking good care of the land.


26th June 2007 at 7:01 pm

WOW!! The water is frozen and the rocks are flowing!!!!


28th June 2007 at 4:14 pm

WOW! Great angle and composition! The colors are beautiful and the reflection makes it perfect. Very well done!

2nd July 2007 at 7:30 pm

Love the lines in this.


4th July 2007 at 6:50 pm

Wow! a very peculiar photo and a beautiful one at the same time. I have never seen any rocks like these before. The rocks go great against the brightness of day, especially the rocks colours. Great photo. Well done!

28th July 2007 at 9:41 am

Very special and clean scene. The structure of the rocks remind me of Antelope Canyon.


12th November 2007 at 7:15 pm

Amazing. Must have thrilling to photograph an awesome scene like this. Congrats.

Peter Cooney

5th May 2008 at 12:06 am

Great stuff, actually the presence of water adds so much to the image for me.


11th November 2008 at 8:21 am

Love this shot, so vibrant.

12th November 2008 at 7:34 pm

What a fine artist Mother Earth is. So glad they added this shot today.


23rd August 2009 at 9:29 am

What a shot, the shape and layers is very effective.


23rd August 2009 at 7:24 pm

simply amazing! ;)

6th October 2009 at 5:18 pm

Some shape of the rocks.

Photos by Nik

6th November 2009 at 8:21 am

Love the lines

12th November 2009 at 2:12 pm

Anurag’s comment says it all frozen water and flowing rocks. Brilliant!


12th November 2009 at 3:07 pm

great shot!


12th November 2009 at 9:41 pm

Love the flow of this shot congrats.

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