Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
Near US Highway 89 in southern Utah is an area called White Rocks. It is located on BLM land, and is almost completely barren due to the limited rainfall, arid air, and roaming cattle --- The cattle eat up whatever small bit of foliage that dares grow in this inhospitable climate. Notwithstanding the remoteness and bleak plateau, if you wander to the edge of the plateau, you will find this majestic view!
Due to the high contrast in varying terrain textures, I decided to make this one in black and white. And thanks to fellow photographer Dustin LeFevre, who volunteered to model, I was able to show scale to this majestic place!
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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