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.
Icer Air 2006 was incredibly fun to see and photograph this year. I posted a couple photo highlights from the event in my earlier blog post, Icer Air 2006 Highlights, on November 6th. In addition to that I also released my first podcast episode EXIF and Beyond highlighting the experience of photographing Icer Air 2006. But what I’ve yet to post is a link to my Flickr photo set of the event. So here it is my Fli
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.
I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise… my Full Moon Over San Francisco made the Flickr Explore page (the straight image can be seen below the screencapture image). I’m not sure how their “Interestingness” system works, but its fun to see the addition and receive additional comments.
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