Moab Utah, May 2004

I made this shot of Blue Pixel founder and managing partner Kevin Gilbert for fun during my recent trip to Moab.

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n, Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED Ai-S.

On this trip I had brought the Kodak DCS Pro-14n body, a full frame camera accepting Nikon lenses. I had set up my tripod at nearly ground level for a shot of the tracks and landscape, intending to compress the distance using the legendary Nikkor 180mm telephoto lens. By using a tobacco-colored graduated neutral density filter, I gave the scene some drama and helped pull back what otherwise would have been an overly-bright sky.

After I got my "stock image", Kevin couldn't resist having a little fun, so we designed this shot with him laying on the tracks. Sometimes after a long day's location shoot this is exactly how you feel!