I always loved my time I spent photographing in the USA, especially in the Southwest. The landscape is unique and photogenic "subjects" can be found quit easy. I took this panorama photo of the Hoodoos, a red rock stone formation in Devils Garden of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah, USA, lightyears ago.
If I remember right then I took it on a scouting trip for a Marlboro travel movie in Germany. I actually got the contract later myself to film the movie. Marlboro Travel was quit a large travel company which one of there most successful tours was a van tour with tents.
I was hired to film a "nature travel lifestyle movie" about one of those van/tent tours. Although we never made it to the Hoodoos in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, we still covered a lot of ground in the Southwest. It was a lot of fun but also difficult with the producer. I hauled my Super 16mm Movie-Camera down the Grand Canyon and up in one day all by myself (about 28 kg, 62 pounds) and when I finally reached the South Rim again, with all the "tour models", they told us that they wouldn't use the material anyway, no matter how good it would have been. If I ever find the time I may tell you more about that whole movie production, it was fun and a big challenge (I actually won a film price with it too).
Anyway, I photographed this panorama of the Hoodoos in Devils Garden in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with my Fuji 617 on (surprise) 6x17cm on a Fuji Velvia slide film, I scanned the pano on my Hasselblad X5 as a 16 bit .tiff.
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Red rock formation, Hoodoos in Devils Garden of Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, in Utah, USA
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