The name of this image comes from its place in my life. I rediscovered my love for nature and my passion for photography at this location. Then, during a 6-month period of living from a bed because of serious injury, this is the main place I would go in my mind to escape and look for hope.
Copyright Colin H. Sillerud
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I wasn't even going to get up this morning after a long night of star trails, but, on 2 1/2 hours rest, I saw some epic clouds racing towards the sun. Apparently, a coyote saw them too and decided he would follow.
60 mph winds scraped the land and ripped red dust into the sky. My teeth were covered, my eyes, shut to slivers, screamed from the grit. After ascending the rise, a blood sun sent his minions at me, but I was sheltered by the Totem.
I think that is how Paul Atreides felt during his exile to the desert.
Just returned late last night from a 9 day trip to Arizona. I spent much of my time deep in the sandstone on the Navajo Reservation as well as the wastelands around Page and Lake Powell.
This is a shot from the last evening of the trip from Lost Dutchman State Park, just east of Phoenix. The park rests below the western flank of the Superstition Mountains and is one of the most beautiful state parks I have ever visited!
Shot this one high up in my mountain playground. I`m lucky enough to live close to the most amazing mountains. The possibilities are endless in this area and i`ve been exploring it my entire life. If it`s one single theme that will dominate my photography for all eternity, then it certainly is these mountains.
This day had constantly changing lightconditions. When i got home i had a great variety of shots. All done within a few hectic hours in the middle of the day. It was nice to walk around in the mountains without my fishing gear for a change. I got to enjoy the wildlife a bit as well. I`ve already posted a shot of a reindeer. And if i had a bigger zoom than the 17-40mm, i would have showed you pictures of the Golden Eagle, White Tailed Sea-Eagle and a Gyrfalcon. A memorable day for sure...
The mountain you see is Lafjelltinden (1030m). One of 13 tops reaching higher than 1000 meters in a small area.