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White Pocket - Vermilion Cliffs | by ~ Floydian ~ 
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White Pocket - Vermilion Cliffs

Once again an image from the White Pocket. Not only red rocks, lines and curves, but also beautiful pure white boulders which are in this case warmth up by early morning sunlight at 7:25am

I'm always intrigued by trees growing on strange places, hanging on to canyon walls, or in this case forcing their way out between a rocky surface.


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.

The previous one from the White Pocket you can see here.

Image is part of the south-west tour.




Technical Details;

Camera; Canon EOS 1Ds mkIII

Lens; Canon 70-200m/m 2.8L IS USM

Exposure; 1/50 sec

Aperture; f13

Filter; polariser

ISO; 100 RAW

Tripod; Gitzo 3541L

Ballhead; RRS BH-55 with B2 AS II clamp



Image is under Copyright by Henk Meijer.

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Taken on May 8, 2011