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.
I am now back home from a whirlwind autumn tour that took me from the High peaks of the Adirondacks through Vermont and finally to the mountains of West Virgina. I spent 20 days on the road leading 2 week long photo workshops and shooting personal work. The color was so-so this year in New England coming on early and strong, but ending in muted colors after tropical storm Nicole blew up the coast and hammered new England. Over the next several weeks I will be sharing new work from my travels, so stay tuned!
Swirling eddy below Second Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia 5 seconds at F16, ISO 100, Singh Ray LB Polarizer at 20mm
Read more about the making of the image and another shot from that afternoon at Shays Run here - [link]