Somewhere near South Coyote Buttes
With permits in hand and the Jeep packed for a few nights in the desert, we made our way to South Coyote Buttes (SCB). After setting up camp, we saw a beautiful ridge to the East with some really interesting rock formations and knew we needed to investigate it. It also looked like an ideal place to be for sunset. This was our first taste of what SCB will be like and it was an amazing start.
Here in this photo, the soft golden light of the sun’s last rays for the day gently bathe the wind-sculpted rocks while the footprints of some desert life are here to remind us that we are not alone in this barren but beautiful landscape.
Heart of the Canyon
This is Antelope Canyon, where you are quickly herded through, told what camera settings to use, and practically told what photos to take. Unless you have the freedom to walk through the slot canyon on your own, there are only a few very brief moments where you may get a chance to make a photograph yourself without being directed by the guides to do so.
I was sitting on the floor, waiting for the next group to walk through, and I looked up and this is what I saw…
White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona.
I would characterize White Pocket as strange, chaotic, and exposed. White Pocket is an out-of-the-way and somewhat difficult place to get to. You need a vehicle that’s able to handle deep sand; miles of it. Its on a high plateau and fully exposed to all the elements. When the wind blows, you need to protect yourself. When the sky is cloudless, you bake just as the terrain has for so long. Its a wonder and a mystery why its here and how it got here and a treasure to try to photograph.
I seem to have a lot of nice images that I passed over and missed that were taken while in Utah last May (2012). They all aren’t what I typically envision and shoot, but they are nice none the less and depict what and how I see things.
Vermont is still snowy, Spring be gone!