Photographer's Note

Location: Devils Garden area located along the Hole-in-the-Rock road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

About the Photo: This was taken early in the morning just as the first rays of light were hitting these giant stone sentinels in the middle of the desert. It was a cold morning, a very cold morning. I tried mostly wider shots at first, but then I decided to focus just on the glowing orange stones. I liked how they contrasted with the dark blue sky. These "trolls" as they are sometimes called, are one of the few landscape locations I've visited that are equally photogenic at sunset as they are at sunrise. If you want to see them at sunset from the opposite direction please turn to page 49 of your copy of Light and the Art of Landscape Photography to see how the master Joe Cornish photographed them.

Is the contrast too strong here? I was trying for a Velvia look, but I'm not sure I succeeded.

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Additional Photos by Ryan Thayne (euryan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 740 W: 101 N: 1823] (8442)
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