Location: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah.
Equipment: Canon 1ds | 17-40 L | Hoya CP
A 6 mile round trip hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls was worth the effort. The time I shot this was around 8:30PM.
At the falls, the creek emerges from a V-shaped channel at the end of upper Calf Creek Canyon and cascades over a near-vertical cliff face into a large pool several feet deep, enclosed on three sides by sheer Navajo sandstone walls.
The other day I was teaching a private course at Spoon Bay on the Central Coast and we had our camera bags on the rocks unzipped. I noticed that two crows were standing on my bag interested with something I had inside. Fearing they would leave me a wet present on the bag I scared them off. Some time later I went to get my remote shutter release and it was gone they had flown off with it.
I still had it in the box as it was only about three weeks old. I think they must have liked the typical canon red packaging. Glad they weren't interested in GX617. After a good look around it was obvious that my new shutter release was either in the bushes somewhere on the cliff or floating around in the sea. I did manage to find part of the box. Quick way to loose $100 bucks.
Also the price of processing slide film (E6) has gone up here in Sydney. For a roll of 220 it is now $16.50 and for 120 it is now $9.90. Ouch...