"Currant Creek on Ice"
Currant Creek, Utah, USA
I ventured out onto the unspoiled snow, and notwithstanding the sun was out, it was a cold wintry day, around 20 degrees F (-7C), with a gentle breeze. Brrrrr. Unfortunately this valley is completely shadowed during sunrise and sunset hours, so captured this one in late afternoon. I was amazed at the brilliant color of the vegetation, even in the depths of winter. Wow! What a beautiful and inspiring location! Additionally, for a center piece of the shot, there is a beaver dam. I wonder if the constructors still live there?
Among the deserts of eastern Utah are various "oasis" areas, including this one along Currant Creek in the Uinta National Forest. The creek lies...
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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