On my way out of the Narrows in Zion National Park, I saw this really amazing warm light sliver in this section of the canyon…had to stop.
It was quite dark in real life: such little light and dark walls makes for long shutter speeds, haha.
But I liked the silhouettes of hikers passing through this section, especially against the light!
Damage report: I had already accidentally soaked my video camera by this point; there was a sudden dip in the river that I didn't find with my walking stick.
Not too long after taking this photo, I wiped out hard in the river. My lens cap popped off my big camera, tried to recover it from the water, and slipped and tripped on the rocks. Reflexes kicked in and I swiveled to keep my camera out of the river, but the neck strap got caught and prevented me from extending my arm all the way…so down I went, watching my Pentax 645z come down below the water with me and then I heard my tripod hit rocks before burying itself into my lower back and hip.
Slowly went back to my campsite, then disassembled my cameras and tripod as much as I could to have everything dry out for the next day and a half. 645z and tripod made it!
Taken with my Pentax 645z