Shine on Life

Trees, Woods & Forests
Shine on Life by Bruno Vais

Image details - Shine on Life

Photographer: Bruno Vais
Competition: Competition 9
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Dance Hall Rock, Utah, United States


The first word that comes to mind when visiting Dance Hall Rock is ‘surreal’. The line patterns in the sandstone and the trees that peek out of giant holes look simply out of this world. When I saw this composition whilst scouting I was impressed by the sheer fierceness of the lone cottonwood, a sign of life in an area where the struggle for survival is as real as it gets.

Most of my work draws inspiration from other art mediums; in this particular case, the stark landscape reminded me of Salvador Dali's early work and of the sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers.


3rd place - Trees, Woods & Forests