Yup, another take on Wave #2 in the Coyote Buttes Wilderness of Arizona.
Of course this is the more traditional take on the formation. most images show the rocks bathed in full light just about an hour before sunset. I was on location in the winter when the sun set in the notch of the Cockscomb allowing for great light right p until about 10 minutes before sunset.
Walking out in the dark would have been a real challenge and even a little bit dangerous with out my hand held GPS. The terrain, slick rock and washes is an easy place to get completely lost. Once the sun set the temps dropped as well, plummeting to well below freezing. This flash froze any of the melt water on the slickrock making hiking a difficult and dangerous prospect in several locations.
I'm back! After almost a month of nonstop travel and running workshops, I am finally back at home base for a few days to get caught up on administrative duties and process images from my trips. So far this spring I have visited the wild beaches and gardens of Charleston, SC, shot the spring in the Smoky Mountains and just returned home from over a week of slot canyon photography based out of Page, Arizona.
This is the first image I would like to share from my recent travels. I shot this amazing display of glow light in a very remote and little visited slot canyon in Arizona.
Don't worry, it's coming! This is a shot from several years ago from the summit of Spruce Knob in the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia. The day brought very cloudy weather in the morning, but by the time the late afternoon had rolled around the sky began to break up. I sat on the summit for several hours watching the play of clouds, light and shadow across the forest. This was my favorite shot from the afternoon, as the forest below became bathed in soft diffused light and the clouds above marched across the sky, I captured this image.
I have just released a brand new eBook, 10 Tips for Amazing Autumn Images, just in time for the fall color season! - [link]