White Pocket - Vermilion Cliffs

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    Never been here before, did not even know of this place, till now......The White Pocket.
    Deep in to the Vermilion Cliffs and one of the most bizarre and most beautiful landscapes i've ever seen. Colours, shapes, structures, lines......you can spend here days for doing photography.....what a location!!!
    Going to White Pocket is worth the drive, but to reach White Pocket requires driving 17 miles on a rough one lane cattle road through deep sand. If you attempt the drive, I strongly advise you to have a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle capable of off-road driving in axle deep sand.
    White Pocket is a small area (a pocket) of extreme eroded, swirling and twisted multicolored sandstone formations and slickrock dunes. Unlike the Wave, no permit is required. It’s remoteness and difficulty to reach keeps people away. Nevertheless, remember that it is an extremely fragile environment and the utmost care should be taken to preserve this beautiful place. This is a very remote area, there is no water, no restrooms and no shade.

    I camped here overnight, enough time for sunset and sunrise photography.
    This one is taken at 7:26 in the morning.
    Image is part of the south-west tour.
    Enjoy...

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    Technical Details;
    Camera; Canon EOS 1Ds mkIII
    Lens; Canon 14m/m 2.8L II USM
    Exposure; 1/25 sec
    Aperture; f16
    Filter; none
    ISO; 100 RAW
    Tripod; Gitzo 3541L
    Ballhead; RRS BH-55 with B2 AS II clamp
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    Image is under Copyright by Henk Meijer.
    Contact me by email if you want to buy or use my photographs.

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    1. Michael Echteld 70 months ago | reply

      Beautiful--great point of view.

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      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    2. todonn9364 70 months ago | reply

      Love the unique textures and swirling lines. The colors are outstading.

    3. aNNajé 70 months ago | reply

      Het is absoluut de moeite waard, prachtig landschap.
      Mooie compositie.

    4. Shobeir 70 months ago | reply

      I'm amazed by the rock textures here, very beautiful.

    5. .CrispyFotos 70 months ago | reply

      very oustanding! love the entire thread brotha! Very cool! KILLERRR! I'm hoping to head to the Great Gallery myself, in about a month.

    6. Jeffrey Pabroquez 70 months ago | reply

      interesting place.. great info.. marvelous perspective, it really shows the beauty of the place..

    7. ShuhuaQQ 70 months ago | reply

      very spectacular!!! beautiful capture of course!!!

    8. AllardSchager.com 70 months ago | reply

      Prachtige textures!

    9. -Siep- (on/off) 70 months ago | reply

      Wat kan de aarde mooi zijn hè?Ik vind de lijnen op de voorgrond vooral erg fraai,dat komt de compositie ten goede.
      Bewust of onbewust,de wolkenloze (en dus meestal steriele) lucht is in dit geval geen probleem omdat de aandacht helemaal uitgaat naar de voorgrond en het middenstuk.

    10. ♥Melisa♥ 70 months ago | reply

      es impresionante este lugar!!!!!

    11. oc_layos 69 months ago | reply

      Excellent details!

    12. Paul - Somers 69 months ago | reply

      Henk, het is niet om te zieken of weet ik veel wat, maar jouw foto zag ik ook bij iemand anders...

      500px.com/photo/1242433?from=popular

      ik lees dat die man een jaar heeft moeten wachten om een permit te krijgen om daar een foto te maken.. pff ik dacht dat Amerika zo vrij was...

    13. Nancy Y. Bray 68 months ago | reply

      Such beautiful lines in the structure of the earth - I hope to see this one day myself!

    14. swazileigh/ Langman Lightscapes 67 months ago | reply

      Hey Henk!! I am headed out there!!! Beautiful photos!! maybe I can pick your brain a bit??? We have a 4 wheel drive but are not super experienced in driving in deep sand... your post write up makes me nervous-- how difficult was it? Did you see anyone else out there... like if we got stuck- would anyone else come by? ;-) email me- thanks!

    15. Mariano 1961 67 months ago | reply

      Muy impactante ¡¡¡

    16. Colskier1 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful striations in the rock formation!

    17. Nicolas Homal [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      This is a masterpiece! White Pocket - Vermilion Cliffs.

    18. Robstorm Photography 52 months ago | reply

      That is a stunner . Well worth the dificulty in getting there ..... Many thanks for your lovely comment : )

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