Congratulations to Michael Wilson for winning the recent Wide-Angle Close-Up Assignment with his image, “That Tree.”
“I finally got an opportunity to visit White Pocket in July of 2016, when I took this image,” Wilson says of his visit to this location in northern Arizona. “White Pocket is truly an amazing place like no other—likely one of the most geologically interesting sites in the world.
“This was one of the first images I took soon after arriving. I had initially spent some time exploring the area and taking test shots of various compositions. The test shots were to help me keep track of all the different composition options White Pocket offers and to help me remember which areas I may want to spend more time at later on. I ended up spending more time in other areas of the site. Back at the computer reviewing the images, I really liked this ‘test shot’ and decided it was a keeper. This pine tree is a pretty well known feature at White Pocket. It has likely been shot from this perspective before, but I hadn’t seen it from this particular angle and was glad to find a composition that may be unique.”