Lace Rocks, Coyote Buttes North, Utah

Lace Rocks, Coyote Buttes North, Utah

I have not had much time at all to get into photo editing and posting lately, let alone shooting anything new. I really love photography, so I've missed my flickr time over the last couple months. But I found a bit of time this evening and decided to dig back into my archives a bit once again.

This photo was taken back in February in the Coyote Buttes North wilderness area on the border of Utah and Arizona. Along the hike out to The Wave we took a wonderful side hike in search of the Lace Rocks. We eventually spotted them from far below and a couple of us made the hike all the way up the slick rock to reach them.

This so many other things in the Coyote Buttes wilderness, these rocks are very fragile and just improbably works of art. As I've mentioned before - if you have the opportunity to visit the area tread very lightly - all of these delicate features seem to me to be as fragile as glass.

The day we hiked to the Wave was fairly cloudy and overcast. In preparing the black and white conversion of this shot I decided to emphasize the clouds and really gave them a more sinister character than what they deserved - for this particular evening that's the aesthetic that works for me.

I'm hoping to get back into posting more soon - I've got some new slide film just waiting to be scanned!

Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20@20mm | f/11 | 1/250s | ISO200 | Handheld

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