The Wave Part 4- The Light Was Just Right


As I trekked out to The Wave last Monday, my plan was to end up at the main attraction late in the day when the light was just right and there were no others there. I had the place to myself! The other 19 permit holders were long gone. No one to get in the way or for me to get in someone else’s shot. The Wave is a small area.  The light however was pretty flat.  A cloud cover draped Coyote Buttes.  Looking up at the sky to the west I noticed there might be an opening for some light to get through but I’d have to be patient. I also didn’t want to be out there too late and hike the 2 1/2 miles in sand and slickrock in darkness.  So I ate a granola bar and waited for about 45 minutes until I notice a glimmer coming down from the heavens. Some light did appear through the clouds and that’s all I needed.

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes North

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

Coyote Buttes The Wave

 

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14 comments

  1. Absolutely amazing! Thank you!!! I must add this to my bucket list.

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  2. The sense of movement in this place is overwhelming. Is it hard to hike through? I think I might be completely discombobulated by constant converging and diverging lines. Anyway, as always, magnificent photography.

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  3. Gorgeous, as usual! I definitely need to get out there…

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  4. You know, I’m sick and tired of all these beautiful shots being posted on your blog. I think it might be best to mix it up a bit. Show us some of your not-so-perfect images. If you want, I can let you borrow some of mine.

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  5. These shots are so amazingly great and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing the Beauty!

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  6. Absolutely spectacular images! (Tried to obtain a permit this spring but did not win the lottery.)

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  7. Beautiful! I can just feel the enjoyment you had taking these photos!

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  8. So beautiful. I’m hoping I can have you take me there when I am in St. George!

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  9. Oh wow, sublime. What a landscape!

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  10. Such a beautiful and majestic place! I went last weekend!

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