The Wave, Coyote Buttes North, Arizona
After a relatively long hiatus, I am happy to get back to posting photos online once again. My last project was to bring together twelve photographs for a 2012 Calendar, and while most of them were previously-shared photographs, a couple were share for the first time. This was one of the new photos.
Although newly shared, this photo was taken back in 2009 on my one successful attempt to visit "The Wave" on the border of Utah and Arizona. I have shared other photographs from this fantastic location before, though those other photographs were all color examples. The naturally vivid colors of this amazing landscape are worth emphasizing, but somehow I was drawn to a monochromatic photograph interpretation of the landscape more when I looked at the photos again with a fresh perspective. The unusual geometry of this landscape alone is worthy of attention, and here it does not take a back seat to the colors. By cropping this to exclude the sky there are really no visual cues to make sense of the landscape, and I think I prefer it this way.
A new year of photography lies ahead and, as always, I hope to make the most of the photograph opportunities I can find and create. Happy 2012!
Nikon D90 | Nikon 18-200VR@26mm | f/8 | 1/125s | ISO200 | Tripod