The Wave of Coyote Buttes

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    So, if you have been wondering why I haven't uploaded any shots for 3 days, it is because I was taking a Southwest adventure to photograph The Wave. Getting this shot was not that easy...here are the steps:

    1. Coworker won an online lottery permit to visit the area and sold it to me for face value (1/100 chance to win)

    2. Flew to Salt Lake City and then to St. George, Utah

    3. Drove a Kia Rondo 2.5 hrs through the desert, rain, and blowing snow up and down a mountain

    4. Drove another hour on a rutted dirt road with many sharp rocks (avg speed 20 mph)

    5. Hiked 2 hours through the desert (and back) carrying my tripod - getting lost halfway through (thank God for GPS)

    AIMEN ASHUR, mcshots, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. JasonWaveChasin 59 months ago | reply

      What a cool rock formation.

    2. Don't Blink 59 months ago | reply

      I admire your pursuit of your passion (photography). Besides the fantastic photographs it helps motivate lazy photographers like me to get off their butts.

    3. Casey Myers Photography 58 months ago | reply

      The Wave in Kanab Utah I must make the time to drive up to this spot next time I head back to Utah. You have no idea how many times I have driven past the turn off not knowing it was there. Thanks!!

    4. San Diego Shooter 58 months ago | reply

      MasterTaker make sure you have a permit else there is a $500 fine and you could get in trouble with the rangers

    5. Casey Myers Photography 58 months ago | reply

      Wow that is great advice I had no idea you needed a permit. It must be on private land vs a national park I guess. Where did you get yours? Edit I just read that you won a lottery. Humm I will have to check into this.

    6. Casey Myers Photography 58 months ago | reply

      Ok I found the site It is ZionsNational park. Been there before but I guess this place is special.
      www.zionnational-park.com/coyote-buttes-paria.htm
      From mid-March to mid-November permits will be issued at the Paria Contact Station. From mid-November to mid-March, the Paria Contact Station is closed and permits are issued at the Kanab Field Office. Ten walk-in hikers are allowed and ten daily hikers will be selected through the lottery via online or mail application. With the online/mail permit system you choose three possible dates and submit the request along with a $5 non-refundable fee.

      Seems worth it to me!
      Thanks Again!
      Casey

    7. ponzü 51 months ago | reply

      Ok, when I first saw it posted medium in the thread I said to myself: I'm going to uncool it and this is why. Shooting this wonder of nature should be like shooting fish in a barrel. It's there, just point your camera at it and wait for something interesting to wander into the frame to bring it to life. And you managed to shoot the most boring figure in the least interesting pose possible.

      but...

      At large, I realize this is a cop. So there is an instant tension/mystery as to where he is heading all business and determination. And two, having read your story of what steps led up to this shot, yeah, it's anything but shooting fish in a barrel.

      -Voted cool (from The Icebox)

    8. jakerome 51 months ago | reply

      Blah blah blah composition blah blah blah processing blah blah blah light

      f/8 and be there.
      -Voted cool2 (from The Icebox)

    9. Harpa Hrund 51 months ago | reply

      great shot! looks like an amazing place
      cool

    10. A Life of Cyn 51 months ago | reply

      The only thing wrong with this picture is that I am not there.

      cool

      --
      Seen next to a fellow photo of the group " The Icebox: There's 'Ice' in 'Being Nice'". (?)

    11. -william 51 months ago | reply

      that place is amazing ! cool

    12. MiltonDonKeynes 51 months ago | reply

      you nailed it. cool

    13. pixmation 51 months ago | reply

      I am not sure, something is missing. Overall very nice and the effort to get there.

      uncool

    14. Colusite [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      i like it very much but its not really doing it for me
      uncool

    15. jakerome 51 months ago | reply

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      Gnarly dude! Congratulations! Your photo has been deemed cool by the people of The Icebox! You are now invited to Stick it to The Fridge, the final resting place for The Icebox's best photos. While you're at it, please add your photo to the newest Fridge Photo of the Week thread.

    16. UtahRugbyGuy 49 months ago | reply

      I love living in Utah! Escalate-Staircase National Monumant is the coolest place on earth! Gorgeous photos.

    17. San Diego Shooter 45 months ago | reply

      thanks man! I always like to check out the angle and perspective other photographers decide to choose

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