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    While hiking to The Wave you first cross a few miles of sandstone in southern Utah,then cross a sandy wash right on the Arizona border, then climb a sand dune, then sandy rock, and eventually arrive at the mouth of The Wave itself, which is what's pictured here. I think we were all due for a short break after reaching this point and even though we were eager to get into The Wave itself we had to stop here and take a few photographs.

    The entrance to the wave itself is really as beautifully colored and shaped as the best known area, just about 50 feet further ahead (the main Wave can just be seen along the left edge of the frame here). After a rain water will pool here creating beautiful reflections of the sandstone walls while looking out into the open winderness beyond it. For us, however, the area was mostly dry - I think I'd personally prefer it this way.

    Despite the wonderful color and shapes I had a hard time choosing a frame that I most clearly preferred from my shots here, and in the end settled on this frame as I preferred the prominent sweep of lighter sandstone sweeping into the frame from the bottom left. Be sure to check out other photos from Suad, John, and Scott who I did this trip with, or check out our group pool for more details.

    Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20@10mm | f/11 | 1/400s | ISO200 | Handheld

    Automatt, *~Tammy~*, ALtammar Q8, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. *~Tammy~* 73 months ago | reply

      Beautiful tones and texture! Amazing capture~ Have a great week. :0)

    2. *~Tammy~* 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Favorite--Post 1, Comment 1, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. dehaluboris [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      This is a great picture!YOU HAVE MY VOTE! Please consider submitting this Beautiful shot to the The Great North American Wilderness Group.Collect 5 VOTES including ALL invites to receive a PIONEER AWARD.

    4. miz bee 73 months ago | reply

      Wish I could go there in person. Thanks for sharing.

    5. va1940 73 months ago | reply

      Oh, it is wonderful. The textures are amazing!

    6. Joanne/CapeTownFIFAWORLDCUP2010 73 months ago | reply

      I can imagine it was difficult to choose
      with material like that !
      Ive been to Arizona and know its a photographers paradise
      but I just keep looking at your shot !
      Its ssssstunning !

    7. Purple_man 73 months ago | reply

      Good use of the Sigma lens. Nice lines!

    8. collg1958 (AWAY FOR A WHILE) 73 months ago | reply

      Neat, wonderful waves! Well done!!!! Superb!!!

    9. popsy ramon (bzOFFmostOFtheTIME) 73 months ago | reply

      Wow! Given the opportunity, I'd like to see this place too.

    10. ceciliadom 73 months ago | reply

      wow, impressive shot.

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    11. Frank-o Fotos 73 months ago | reply

      Great texture on the sandstone. I can't wait to get to Utah someday ...

    12. t.sullivan photography 73 months ago | reply

      Very nicely composed. That curve created the perfect leading line. My favorite part is that little bit of blue sky at the top, such a great color to go with the sandstone!

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    13. Jeremy Pierce 73 months ago | reply

      You captured some great detail in this shot Tyler. The colors are so rich. It's almost like I'm standing there myself looking up and watching the clouds roll over. Nice image!

    14. Esther Cervantes 73 months ago | reply

      Wow so beautiful

    15. JM Clark Photography (jamecl99) 73 months ago | reply

      Amazing! I'm sure I'll be posting very similar photos this week.

    16. Jeff Engelhardt 70 months ago | reply

      fantastic composition . . . the lines are incredible . . !!!

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