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Antelope Island

First of all, isn’t this a great photograph? I love the way the plant life in the front of the image gives a nice overall softness yet when your eyes are inevitably sucked inward to the buffalo there is a crisp sharpness. I’m jealous of this shot because it’s not one of my own. I wanted to kick off my guest desktop series with a great image and one has stuck in my mind for quite some time now which I found among a readers web site and knew I would eventually have to find an excuse to post it eventually. The photographer is Tim Sondrup of Utah. I am happy to share this lovely image with everyone and I hope for it to mark the begining of a great new series on 50ft. As you may have noticed, wallpaper posts which contain photos that are not my own will have a nice little tag to let you know that it is a guest image. I have asked Tim to share a few thoughts on the photograph, so without further adeu, I will hand this over to him.

“Antelope Island State Park, located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah, is a quick 20-minute drive from my house, and yet whenever I go there, I feel like I’ve stepped into a whole other realm. The island is beautiful, immense, and perhaps more than anything, quiet. In addition to antelope and other wildlife, the island is home to more than 500 free-roaming bison, which can usually be seen from the main road. Such was the case with this particular bison on the horizon. I saw a perfect photo opportunity, framed my subject, and pressed the shutter button.” – Tim (Shot with a Canon EOS 5D & Canon EF 50mm f/1.4)

You can see more of his work over on his website. Thanks so much for sharing this great image Tim!


  1. Kenneth Rawlings - December 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Great photo. My grandmother used to live on the mountainside across the valley from Antelope Island. Sunsets over the island are beautiful.

  2. Carlos Cabezas - December 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Great Picture!!!

  3. Billy Adams - December 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This looks to be a great start to a new series! Thanks for hooking us up with an amazing photographer. Looking forward to discovering the work of more!

  4. Sandy - December 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I love this picture. It gives me a peaceful scene.

  5. Blair - December 7, 2011 at 7:29 am

    As others have said, Guest Desktops are a top idea. Will be excellent to learn of some other talented artists. Thanks!

  6. george - December 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Great shot! Looking forward to more of this new section.

  7. Anmol Sarita Bahl - December 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I love the serene environment and the strong nature of the bison. Wonderful guest desktop to work with!

  8. John - December 8, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Great first shot of this series. Looking forward to more guest posts!

  9. DavidR - December 8, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Great photo! The composition is very interesting and it’s a gorgeous subject. Looking forward to more guest photos. :-)

  10. Soundman - December 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

    It wouldn’t be any kind of a coincidence that the first picture in this new series is from a photographer from Utah would it. My favorite place on the planet. Great choice.

  11. Lauren - December 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Fantastic! The composition is beautiful… looking forward to this series!

  12. Antelope Island | Tim Sondrup | Photographer - December 20, 2011 at 7:05 am

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  13. arne - December 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    absolutely amazing photo. thank you so much.

  14. Courtney - January 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I love the texture of the grass against the soft skies.

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