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White Pocket- Part Three- Black and White

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Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

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White Pocket-Part Two

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Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


White Pocket Is Simply Amazing. First Of 3 Posts.

I’ve been out there 4 or 5 times but the light approaching sunset was almost-perfect this time.  White Pocket is an area in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona. It’s a difficult drive on sandy roads to get there, but well worth the struggle.  One vehicle that only had 2-wheel drive got stuck in the sand and was only rescued when a Jeep Wrangler with a winch showed up and saved this couple a large towing bill.

 

Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Frozen In Time- Vermilion Cliffs National Monument’s White Pocket


Constant erosion from wind and water over the last 200 million years have produced some sandstone oddities that are worth the effort to drive to. White Pocket is about 20 miles from any paved road so few venture to it. The Vermilion Cliffs  National Monument is a place that deserves protection. See all my photos at Dawn2Dawn Photography

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Wispy clouds hover over the sandstone anomalies at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Distorted sandstone shapes make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Wispy clouds hover over the sandstone anomalies at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 


Photo Workshop In The Desert- October 27th Thru The 31st

I will be conducting photo workshops the week beginning October 27th in and around the Coyote Buttes area on the Utah/Arizona border. This is a remote area that that is famous for The Wave but there are also other great landscapes to capture. Below are some images of places I will take you to. You will also learn how to turn that photo into a work of art using Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom. Contact me for details.

 

 

Paria Clay Beds

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

Buckskin Gulch

Coyote Buttes Clay beds

Coyotte Buttes

Goblin Valley

White Pocket

White Pocket

The Second Wave

The Nautilus

The Second Wave

The Wave

The Wave

The Toadstool

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Images from White Pocket in Northern Arizona

Last week I drove about 25 miles off of the nearest paved highway to reach White Pocket. Unlike the Coyote Buttes and The Wave, you don’t need a permit to visit White Pocket.  You do need 4-wheel drive with good clearance, a good map and an ability to NOT run over the cows that graze on this BLM land.  A rain storm passed through the area and these back country roads became a quagmire as my truck turned sideways going down a hill. You can see the companion time lapse video at  http://wp.me/p1XNt4-tl.\

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Goblin Valley


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Goblin Valley

 


 

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