For many years I've stared at this location, but only behind glass and inside a frame. Always crossing my fingers I would have my chance at that special opportunity to experience this amazing place for myself.
Then finally, that opportunity arose. I made my plans, located the area and took a hike, twice actually. The first evening, I shot from 5 pm to 1 am, soaking up every bit of detail I could cram into my little brain. So as to never forget such a unique and historic place.
There was only one issue, the evening wasn't what I had pictured in my head for my shot. So, the following evening I returned to not only be greeted by an extremely hospitable German native named Peter Sierla, that by the way allowed me to shoot this with his 24mm f/3.5 TS-E, but the sunset I had been waiting for.
The temperature, the lighting, the location, the company, everything was just........perfect.
Anoya, thank you so much for your support. I cannot express how much it means that you have selected my work for a DD. I apologize about the time frame in which I responded to your wonderful comment, however. Now with a small family I find there are fewer opportunities to check my DA account. Again, thank you so much.
It just doesn't get any better than this, does it. When I lived in Salt Lake City (for 27 years of my adult life), I used to spend as much time as possible hiking, biking and climbing in Southern Utah. Canyonlands was my favorite park but it wasn't until my 6th trip down there that I discovered the beauty and spirituality of False Kiva. You've really done justice to it.