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