Watchman Tree

© Marty Straub

Watchman Tree

Monnie Ryan December 03, 2009

I can see why it's a favorite, Marty -- and I too love that tree in the center. An all-around gorgeous capture! #1212214

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe December 03, 2009

Stunning and so beautiful. Excellent clarity, composition and lighting, love the gorgeous colors. Definitely a favorite. #8187854

Rita Jane Smith level-deluxe December 03, 2009

Wonderful, just wonderful Marty! #8187914

Selena C. Metts December 03, 2009

beautiful, great lighting and comp! #8187936

Val Feldman level-deluxe December 03, 2009

Oh, my...Marty, this is just superb. I can see why it's your favorite - it's an incredible view, expertly composed and executed...and such magnificent "alive" color. I don't know when I've been so taken with a series of photos as I have with yours of ZNP. God willing, sure hope I get the chance to see this for myself one day! Excellent work - again, thank you from all of us! And of course, added as a fav, with all your others! #8187953

Jack Ryan December 03, 2009

Wonderful view and another wonderful image. Excellent composition as always and I agree with you abut that tree. Great work, Marty! Keep them coming. #8188027

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 03, 2009

You are enciouraging us all to make the trip, Marty, with this fabulous and beautiful series!! #8188029

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 03, 2009

That beautiful tree really sets up the image! Wonderful pov, colors and capture! Jeff #8188080

Ron McEwan December 03, 2009

OMG Marty, I will have to plan another trip to Zion in the fall this time. This is an incredible shot, the rock in the river to the distant peak are all in the right place for this composition, well done my friend, well done indeed. #8188097

Rod Partington December 03, 2009

Marty,You are coming up with some amazing landscapes here lately. This is Awesome my friend! #8188138

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 03, 2009

This is superb and I hope its a big winner, Marty. Well deserved for sure. Colors, lighting and composition are perfect. Love it!!!! #8188602

Michelle Alton December 03, 2009

Thrilling work, Marty. Masterful! #8188651

Michael R. McKenney level-classic December 03, 2009

Dittos to all the previous comments. For me, the composition that accentuates the lone tree in the center makes the photo really great. Love the color and clarity, and had to add it to my favorites. Thanks so much for posting it. #8188870

Carol L. Fowler December 03, 2009

OOH! The colors and lighting make this a fav for me too! #8188956

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 03, 2009

Marty...the beauty of this image takes my breath away!!! :-) k #8189050

Carolyn Morgan December 03, 2009

Another appealing shot. The colors are wonderful! #8189226

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 03, 2009

Looks so peaceful. #8189529

December 04, 2009

Great image here Marty. What a POV image this is. Everything is working together to create this stunning image. One of my favorite photo's from you. Well Done.

Brian #8190606

Julianne Bradford December 04, 2009

Stunning work and I can see why it's your favorite Marty. The tree overshadowing the monument make it unique and truely yours, WTG! #8190866

Thomas E. Hinds December 04, 2009

Beautiful image, terrific color and composition! Wonderful! #8192116

Maria A. Gonzalez December 07, 2009

Hi Marty,I love the way you positioned the tree in your composition...Excellent focal point it does create a great perspective of the landscape...Very well composed and the sky brings the colors to live..Beautiful reflections and the water a very inviting element in this image..Well done and great job. #8197705

Marty Straub December 07, 2009

Thanks, everyone! And remember, if you ever plan a trip to Zion, let me know and I'll try to meet you. #8197999

Julie Burnett December 07, 2009

This is a stunning image, Marty. The lighting, colors and composition are fantastic!! #8198899

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe December 08, 2009

Beautiful. I am with Carol, it is now on the must travel to list. Thanks. #8202180

Mick Burkey level-classic December 15, 2009

Beautiful work, Marty! Love the composition, colors and depth. #8217605

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Marty. #8306405

Carol L. Fowler January 18, 2010

Yep- I am keeping this as a fav! Congratulations! #8306849

Thomas E. Hinds January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist! #8308110

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Great shot, beautiful color. Congratulations. #8308609

Monnie Ryan January 18, 2010

No surprise on this win, Marty -- it's awesome! Congratulations! #8309027

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8309152

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Well, it was your fav, wasn't it?? :) Such a perfect capture of the most beautiful place on earth with an exceptional photographer doing it complete justice....No one does Zion better. I'm so happy to see it again with a Finalist Badge attached, Marty....Congratulations!!! #8309201

January 18, 2010

A very Big CONGRATS to you my friend from Wilkes-Bare for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here Marty. I wish you the very best in the next round.


Craig W. Myers level-addict January 18, 2010

Wonderful composition. Congratulations. #8309490

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 18, 2010

Awesome capture, Marty. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist Award. Good luck in the next round!!

UB. #8309844

Maria A. Gonzalez January 19, 2010

Congratulations,Marty on your beautiful finalist.. #8310786

Summer A. Kozisek January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist Marty, beautiful colors and DOF! #8310805

Marty Straub January 19, 2010

Thank you so much, everyone. #8311537

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 11, 2010

How beautiful.. and love the colors and comp Marty!

jo ann c. #8820915

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 05, 2010

Sooooooo very gorgeous, Marty!!!! Very Wow!!!! #8950261

Kathleen R. Struckle November 15, 2010

Stunning image Marty. #9035472

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Everyone visiting Zion National Park is tacitly obligated to make a picture of The Watchman, the sentinel-like mountain that has become a favorite symbol of the park. Most are from one of several bridges or from the Watchman Trail. This one was from the Virgin River and I liked the tree "towering" above it. Valarie, this one is MY fav from the trip.

f/6.3, 1eHDR at 1/50, 24-105mm at 24mm, ISO 100, tripod

Exif: F Number: 6.3, ExposureTime: 100/5000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on December 03, 2009 Photo Contest Finalist

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