The Diversity of Utah Landscapes in Color, Part 3: Trees

Part 1 – Water  Part 2 – Flowers  

Utah is a beautiful state with a diverse environment. There are snow-capped mountain peaks, green forests, extensive lakes, snaking rivers, vast red deserts and pretty much everything in-between. This photoessay series is intended to exhibit that diversity through my photographs, and each part will have a specific theme. This article, which is Part 3 of The Diversity of Utah Landscapes in Color, is about trees.

When a lot of people think of Utah, they think of the red-rock deserts found in the southern part of the state. You might be surprised to learn that approximately 1/3 of Utah is forested. Many of these trees are found in the mountains of the northern region, but even the deserts can be dotted with Pinyon and Juniper. There are a wide range of trees found throughout the state. It shouldn’t be surprising that trees have found their way into my photographs many times, especially in the fall when their leaves turn autumn colors. I’ve noticed that the leaves are already beginning to change this year, so it’s time once again to find some vibrant trees to capture.


Timpanogos September – American Fork Canyon, UT – Fujifilm X100F 9/29/2017


Autumn Beginnings – Ogden Canyon, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 9/3/2018


Autumn Forest Trail – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm XF10 – 10/14/2018


Red Leaves In The Forest – Wasatch Mountain SP, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – 10/2/2018

Processed with RNI Films. Preset 'Fuji Provia 100F'

Vibrant Autumn Forest – Zion NP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20 – 11/20/2018


Vibrant Forest – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 10/13/2017


Scattering of Red – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm XF10 – 9/28/2018


Winter Forest Impression – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20 – 12/27/2018


Night At The Lake – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 8/6/2016


Lake In The Uintas – Mirror Lake, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 9/4/2016


Deadwood – Arches NP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 3/30/2019


Green Tree on Red Cliff – Dead Horse Point SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – 3/31/2019


Monte Cristo Snow – Monte Cristo, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 – 10/16/2016


Winter Saturday Sun – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10 – 2/16/2019


Old Log In Kolob Canyon – Zion NP, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 10/27/2017


Feeling Blue – Canyonlands NP, UT – Fujifilm X-A3 – 2/28/2018


Canyon Pinyon – Canyonlands NP, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 2/28/2018


It’s Not Easy Being Green – Dead Horse Point SP, UT – Fujifilm X100F – 3/1/2018

Processed with RNI Films. Preset 'Kodak E 100G'

Yellow Tree Against Red Rock – Zion NP, UT – Fujifilm XF10 – 11/20/2018


Sunlight Through The Forest – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm XF10 – 9/13/2018


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  3. Thomas Schwab · August 30, 2019

    Wunderbar schöne Landschaften! Herrlich herbstliche Farben. Dorthin einmal zum Wandern kommen, ein Traum! Würde mir noch den Zusatz wünschen, welche Filmsimulation gewählt wurde.
    Für Deine Beiträge und unermüdliche Arbeit bin ich Dir sehr dankbar. Weiter so!

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 30, 2019

      Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte der Ermutigung und Unterstützung!

  4. fragglerocking · August 30, 2019

    It looks like a beautiful state to live in. Love the gnarly canyon tree.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 30, 2019

      It is indeed a beautiful place! I appreciate the feedback.

  5. Khürt Williams · August 31, 2019

    Unfortunately I have only visited Utah – Salt Lake City – once and it was in the spring. Damp and cold.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 31, 2019

      It certainly can be cold and damp in the spring, no doubt about that.

  6. torme · August 31, 2019

    First of all i like what you are doing with film simulations and also your pictures, i really like kodachrome ones but i would like to see Fuji Natura 1600 recipe if this is possible =D

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 31, 2019

      Thank you! I’ve tried to make this one before, it’s difficult to get the color cast correct. I will have to try again. I appreciate the feedback!

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