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Just a quick post for today as I got back in town late last night. I had a blast in Yosemite. The weather was great and I came back with some images that I’m very happy with and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Today’s image is from a little slot in Southern Utah called Red Canyon. While not particularly spectacular, the colors and textures are quite appealing and I enjoyed spending quite a bit of time photographing here. This is one of those images that looks great in both color and black & white. Personally, I favor the black & white version a little more as I feel it brings out the lines and textures more. What do you think?
Today we take a visit to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes at dusk. As the sun falls below the horizon, the afterglow light paints the dunes a delicate shade of pink showing exactly how the park got it’s name. In the four hours since I’ve been trudging through sand, I watched the light turn the dunes from a flat, uninteresting brown color to a golden yellow, a fiery red, and finally to a delicate pink. I had climbed up and down the two largest dunes in the park and was slowly making my way back towards the truck while looking for interesting compositions.
I had spent the entire day being very careful of where I was walking so as not to ruin the pristine sand for any future compositions but as I looked back the way I had come, I noticed my footprints. How ironic that I spent the whole day being careful of where I was walking and my favorite shot of the day is of exactly what I was trying to avoid.
I hadn’t even heard of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes when I was planning my trip to Utah last November. Fortunately, I ran across a couple of images online and decided to check it out. I was really surprised with how the sand dunes turned different colors as the light changed. You can check out some more photos from this location to see what I mean!
This is a panoramic image made up of 5 frames which I took just as the sank below the horizon. The only downside to this adventure was cleaning the sand out of my shoes, tripod, camera, bag, etc for weeks after this shoot. I hope you enjoy!
I thought I’d post one more shot from Red Canyon today. The trouble is that I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so I wanted to ask your opinion. Which do you like better – color, or black & white?
As many of you already know from my previous canyoneering photos, I really like slot canyons. I ran across Red Canyon while I was doing some research for my recent trip to Utah and decided to check it out. There were two pretty nice sections of narrows and the very best thing was that we were able to drive up the drainage right to the entrance! That is definitely something I havent experienced before – normally I have to hike for a few miles and find a way to descend into the drainage and hike another couple miles to get to the narrows section before having to make what is sometimes a very tortuous hike out.
In this case, we were able to drive down the clearly marked, but extremely sandy road before turning into the drainage which would take us to the mouth of the canyon. I’ve been thinking about putting together a little travel resource of some of the places I’ve been in case any of you would like to check these places out. What do you think?