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
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.