You need to get permit to visit this area, only limited number of permit each day. Unlike Coyote Butte South, even though you have to drive on dirt road, you don’t need high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle to get here, therefore it is much more popular and harder to get a permit, especially in the high season. See BLM web page for how to obtain a permit.
Once we were here, it is easier to understand why there’s a need to limit visitors here. The environment here is very fragile. As you walked on this rocks made of thin layers of plate, some of it crumbles as you step on it. Some you can break with your fingers and if you rub on it and it crumble into sands.
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Indrasish (2943) 2013-06-11 9:07
a awesome picture with a wonderful view.. Great shot.. Good sharpness, color and clarity with a great composition..
Very well done..
gojo (1769) 2013-06-11 9:30
Wow, spectacular, really eye catching. Looks both natural and unreal at the same time. The man in the middle is perfect, and completes this great POV and framing.
PaulVDV (32543) 2013-06-11 9:37
I think it's really not that easy to climb this undulating rock to the top.
A fantastic natural phenomenon in a beautiful reddish-brown colour, creating also a strong contrast with the blue Arizona sky.
The hiker is placed at the correct position on the picture.
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (57600) 2013-06-11 9:40
This is an amazing rock formation and the sweeping shapes, a terrific dynamic image especially being such a static object and most unusual. I feel as if that guy is standing on a piece of wrinkled cloth being stretch diagonally to tension showing how huge this rock is in great details. This conveys the strangeness of nature very quietly and simply. The slice of blue ozzie sky further adds to the sensation. Gorgeous high quality shot as alwasy, My Congrats.
HimalAnda (10671) 2013-06-11 9:43
That's a good idea to have included this hikler in your photography. Without him, the picture would have been a little bit empty, even if the colors are beautiful (as usual with your photographies).
lousat (97447) 2013-06-11 9:43
Hi Way,i'm happy to read in your note that there is a limit to the visits at this wonderful place to preserve it.This place is really beautiful and incredible,a great opportunity to take a fantastic pic like your,fantastic surrounding effect aroun the man create by the perspective,great light,details and colors,very very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
emilbo (22616) 2013-06-11 9:52
Vraiment spectaculaire ce paysage qu'on dirait d'une autre planète. J'aimerais ça être à la place du personnage pour grimper jusqu'en haut, la vue doit être magnifique. Excellente présentation, bonne composition et beau contraste de couleurs avec le ciel. Le personnage humanise la scène.
Bravo!... et bonne soirée,
Angshu (56760) 2013-06-11 9:55
I read about the fragility of this place...
Location wise I think this is the same one whose wider picture you posted earlier...confused because in that the location was 'Page' while in this is Coyote Butte North.
This closer shot brings into view the details of the layers, the 3D effect of the elevations and depressions, which cause all the fragility...I guess its sandstone!
Lovely warm-cold colour combination with the blue sky!
besnard (57228) 2013-06-11 10:01
Une superbe image avec ce promeneur qui part à l'assaut de cette rougeatre. Les couleurs sont au top et l'image très réussie.
Bravo et bonne journée.
Kielia (24077) 2013-06-11 10:11
this is nature seen with the eyes of the artist. Excellent management of the light and very fascinating colors. The composition, where the lonely trekker plays an important role, is also excellent. My compliments also for the notes!
cornejo (46658) 2013-06-11 10:14
Hi Way, excellent photography of this beautiful, interesting and unique place, very well composed and captured this beautiful image, with an excellent view of the thin layers of sediment. Excellent sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent, interesting and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your view of the world around us.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings and best wishes from southern Spain.
dta (82258) 2013-06-11 10:19
hello Way ,
A fantastic landscape ! The converging lines create a great dynamism . The walker is very well placed in the composition . Colors and textures are superb .
gildasjan (43824) 2013-06-11 11:01
C'est tout simplement très beau.Bien vu ce personnage dans la composition.La couleur des roches créent un très bon accord avec le bleu de ce ciel.
rbassin (24309) 2013-06-11 11:26
une magnifique photo, le point de vue est bon et crée un effet impressionnant dans ces rochers.
Les couleurs et détails sont superbes.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-11 11:59
You do not post very often but each time you do it's a masterpiece
Not much to be added, just admire !
best regards, have a nice day
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-06-11 13:35
Spectacular graphic effect with nice contrast colors and amazing texture. I like a lot!
Oceania (5202) 2013-06-11 13:46
Another superb picture from Arizona! The word of "superb" is understated, I know. But I can not think any other words to describe it.
We skipped this part of Arizona during our SW US trip. But your wonderful picture lets me imagine I was there myself.
PiotrF (22898) 2013-06-11 14:22
Hello Way, Unique and interesting place. Perfect exposure and good color saturation. Play of light and shadow... . For me superb!
Zolive (5935) 2013-06-11 15:00
Wonderful picture, very well compound. The wave of striped earth are amazing. The man who climb up give nicely the scale. It look like an adventure movie poster.
Congratulations and best regards.
Royaldevon (43259) 2013-06-11 15:19
Oh, wow! This shot just jumps off the screen with the impact of a front cover of National Geographic! Your composition uses the natural lines of the rock to sweep viewers into the very womb of the scene! The colours, the textures, the sharpness are outstanding.
Definitely one for my favourites!
Thank you fro sharing this,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-11 17:54
i have got nothing to say.just sitting and admiring the pic.
emka (106548) 2013-06-11 23:16
What a fascinating place. I am so envious you got the permit. And one person walking is a great idea for the composition, more would be u nbearable. I have on my screen the photo (from Google) with water pool and reflections.
P.S. Why are you so rarely here? it is such a feast for the yese to see your photos.
sevy (58) 2013-06-12 0:38
Really a magical place. You got a nice lightning putting in evidence the colors and the textures of the stone.
Good composition with the stone stripes on the right border leading the look to the hiking bringing some green colors and an idea of the scale.
ChrisJ (117667) 2013-06-12 4:01
Amazing striated patterns of the sandstone with the lone hiker animating the scene. Impeccable sharpness and a superb warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and red rock. I like the upward pov up the gully too. Tfs and have a great week!
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-12 5:57
This is a great photo with every possible aspect. Another one which pushes my urge to go for a 5D Mark II. Compliments,
danos (103040) 2013-06-12 6:04
fascinating the view of the place with the colourful waves to make the image so inviting and unique.I like the excellent light and colourful management with the quality of the scene to be superb.Excellent the contrast of the colours with the man to adds life in the scene.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-12 6:05
another stunning shot for your wonderful gallery. This is such a classy shot full of wonderful lines, textures and colours. Love the human element here it adds scale and a real sense of man amongst the beauty of this amazing world of ours. Stunning work!
Didi (60590) 2013-06-12 9:59
Very good frame quality with these natural curves
macjake (72419) 2013-06-12 15:12
what a great photo!
seeing your many photo's of this same location here on TE has totally intrigued me to travel here.
and I have to say, it was such a smart choice to add a person into the scene as it gives something we can relate to visually.
stunning compo and graphism.
Cricri (125720) 2013-06-13 9:02
Incroyable beauté de ces rochers, une texture et des couleurs magnifiques, laz personne est un plus a la composition, vraiment magnifique
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-13 9:14
davanti ad un simile spettacolo si resta senza parole ed è più legittimo che la foto abbia attirato le critiche positive di tanti frequantatori di TE.
Una composizione eccellente si sposa a meraviglia con colori e luci di gran classe che scolpiscono la pietra e mettono in evidenza quello che già il tuo pun ripresa ha saputo esaltare al meglio.
Indovinata la presenza della figura umana, quasi metafisica, che sembra andare incontro ad un mondo ignoto ed eppure affascinante.
Uno scatto di gran classe, per il quale non posso non farti i miei più grandi complimenti.
Ciao e buona serata
nikkitta (17068) 2013-06-13 12:52
Wouu it seems an image from another planet, quite spectacular and impressive color contrast, the man seems to be walking carefully
Interesting note, same happen in the Atacama Desert ( Chile) same 8 years ago, people , local and tourist use to go up the very high dunes and descend doing a kind of sky-sand
I returned 2 years ago and they are not allowed to climb
mesutilgim (97458) 2013-06-13 23:08
What an amazing landscape, what a nice capture ! A perfect capture and message how small the mankind is against the nature.
TFS and best regards
delpeoples (59768) 2013-06-14 5:10
My dearest Naughty Boy
What can I say about this photo that hasn't already been said. You might be a naughty boy, but your use of the camera is as if you have an angel on your shoulder. This is pure art. A stunning landscape where the photographer has paid it the highest compliment and done it complete justice. No wonder they only give out a few permits here. They made the right choice giving you one of them. Congratulations my dear, flawless as usual.
I'm very excited as I've just organised our holidays in September!
Big hugs, I miss you, you know. Might go and have a sticky beak look at PF and catch up with our lovely friends
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-06-14 6:14
Marvelous shot with complete innovations.Class act as always with your images.Very well done.TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-14 7:09
it is magnificent Way, like the desktop wallpaper... You framed it superbly with brilliant colour tone and sharpness. Those layers are nicely visible. Presence of the person nicely added depth to it. A superb one. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
holmertz (58964) 2013-06-14 8:08
Considering your description of the fragility of these rocks it's surprising that you are at all allowed to climb them. On the other hand the man (perfectly placed a third from the left) provides a very important element to the composition. The rocks look absolutely amazing, shapes as well as colors, and as always you show us a technically and artistically perfect photo.
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-15 2:20
Hi Way ne Lim !
An awesome capture of "the wave" !
THis amazing place is not so easy to shoot !
I like the perspective and the man climbing up the wave
THe colors are great and the whole composition is a killer !
Thanks for sharing with us
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-17 12:24
Lovely landscape shot form rocky stone.
A place looking like from other planet.
Very good picture with perfect colors and clarity.
Very well composed.
adores (46361) 2013-06-17 17:54
This is really great! The light has done wonders - I like the textures, lines and tonalities of the rocks - they create such a wonderful effect and your pov was just perfect, specially with the man so well placed. A really great work!
m (0) 2013-06-21 13:20
this one is a stunner! Amazing composition, very alive and captivating with all those lines and shapes. Superb work!
My best wishes for the weekend
papagolf21 (109086) 2013-06-22 2:58
Une image grandiose réalisée de main de maître.
carlo62 (54836) 2013-07-03 0:03
immagine fantastica, le linee che si rincorrono sono magnifiche, eccellente la scelta di includere l'uomo.
I colori sono incredibili ed il contrasto con il cielo ne amplifica l'effetto.
Complimenti, bisogna solo rimanere a guardare.
Haymotion (2759) 2013-07-04 2:57
The aerth has incredible place.
This one is very nice and the frame of your shot is very good.
tatadalou (7459) 2013-07-28 10:13
Another great shot, as you accostume us. Nice framing with all those layers that lead our eye to this walker. Strong light but very well managed.
mkamionka (39905) 2013-07-30 4:27
spectacular place and a perfect presentation. The hiker is put in the best spot and it makes a great scale marker. fantastic curves made by the rock formations. I didn't have a chance to visit this place yet but it is already my favourite spot on the Earth!
It is just unbelievable, so otherworldly.
ikeharel (78129) 2013-12-21 2:17
The place loooks as a photographer's dream, way. Fantastic comnpo., well applied and an impressive rocks formation grined by wind and water(maybe?) for millions of years.
the man hike uphill's gave excelent scale on the whole.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25436)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Interesting, Good Ol' USA [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 8:47
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