Another Wave Perspective, Arizona

Another Wave Perspective, Arizona

Obtaining access to "The Wave" was the impetus for embarking on a trip around the Southwest with Suad, John, and Scott earlier this month. Although The Wave itself isn't that large, its contours and lines give way to endless interpretations and perspectives.

Like shooting Antelope Canyon, it seems possible to go onand on posting photo after photo, because each seems to have something uniquely wonderful to share. But rather than go down that path I'm trying to be selective and share only shots that have not just a framing and perspective that I like, but also the quality of color worth sharing. Because the sun was obscured by an overcast sky most of the day we visited, the colors were often muted and didn't get to reveal their real potential. I shot with a 'shade' or 'cloudy' white balance most of the time, which helped, not nearly so much as a brief break in the clouds to momentarily light up the sandstone.

This is a perspective from within the heart of the wave. I wanted a use the contours within the wave to lead to the peak, and also to get close enough to show off some of the finer details in the texture of the wave. You can see more photos from our trip in our group pool.

Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20@10mm | f/8 | 1/400s | ISO200 | Handheld

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