Exploring the surrounding area just before arriving to the Wave I found some very photogenic subjects. This rock was one that I really enjoyed photographing. It was near the base of a tight bowl with steep canyon walls. The early morning light bounced off the sandstone painting the scene in a reddish-pink glow.
This is a more standard view of the main entrance to the Wave. Early morning light bouncing off the sandstone walls and reflecting off a pool created from recent rain. Photographed is Alton a fellow photographer and new friend.
While exploring the area around the Wave I caught this amazing view of the surrounding landscape. With the early morning lighting dome formations at the top of the sandstone hills began to look like igloos. Later I’ll post a panoramic from this spot showing more of the terrain.
An alternate view to a beautiful sandstone channel at the Wave. Again, like my last image “Pulled In, The Wave“, the view is from ground level looking up into the glowing morning light. Since scale isn’t apparent here this channel is large enough to let 2 people walk through tightly. The sandstone lines are at times symmetrical and flowing while at other times turbulent and artful.
In the morning at the Wave the lighting is magical. With a limited number of areas to take advantage of this beautiful light capturing a unique photograph can be quite challenging. This particular portion of the Wave has been photographed a fair number of times I would imagine, but I decided to put my camera at ground level to take advantage of an upward perspective looking into the golden light bouncing through this
On November 15th I had the opportunity to visit the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a couple of new friends. Although access to this area is tightly controlled it is a frequently photographed area and I was initially reluctant to travel out for the later reason. In retrospect I’m glad I made it out, even though my camera and lens took a hard fall on the rocks and are now on vacati