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A few more shots from around Moab. The road to Tukuhnikivats arch was not very suited to low clearance vehicles, so we had to walk further than expected and barely made it to the arch in time for the last light. Great view on the La Salle mountains though.
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Here is a picture from Wire Pass, another short slot canyon that's fun to explore if you don't have a permit for the Wave.
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Kai, you must have rocks in your head. Good ones though.
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Here are my pictures from my day in Coyote Buttes north. It was a very cold day, with some sun, some rain, some hail and lots of wind. The weather forecast was partially resposible for me getting a permit in the first place. Only 40 people were playing for the 10 available permits in the lottery, where the previous two days there were 70. Still, I only got one permit and I had to leave my friend behind for the day. The mixed weather did mean I had nice soft light for most of the day, excellent for photography.

Coyote Buttes north is famous for The Wave but I didn't know how many other remarkable features are crammed into this small area. There were lace rocks, brain rocks, and endless striations in vibrant colors. After every picture it would only take a few steps to find the next remarkable object. In fact the excitement of seeing all this for the first time was so big I made quite a few mistakes with my pictures. This spot is definately worth revisiting many times.
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I'd never checked out the Cockscomb area (halfway between Page and Kanab) before this trip. But 3 days of playing in the Wave lottery left time to explore this area, and every spot we visited was spectacular.
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A visit to the Needles section of Canyonlands national park. For some reason I hadn't reserved any backpacking campsites and when we arrived they were long gone. That meant we were dayhiking, which was beautiful, but I'll have to go back someday if I want to photograph Chesler Park at sunset.
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Lovely photos of a stunning part of UT.
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Two pictures of Waterholes canyon near Page Arizona. The hike ended prematurely at a waterfall with a broken down ladder. The part that we did see didn't have the wonderful glows of Antilope canyon. On the plus side, we had the place to ourselves.
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Stormy day in Zion. This was mid-day and we were the only ones on the bridge. For sunset the usual crowd gathered, so I went to the much less crowded bridge downstream, but the light did not show up.
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Indeed Kai. A very nice photo. The usual crowd is usually the time to depart. And screw the light, it's a great shot as is.
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Here are the pictures from Coyote Buttes that I thought looked best in black and white.

I tried to make the most of my day and tried to explore as much of the area as possible. Most people I saw seemed to walk out to the Wave, look around, but most did not linger because it was so cold and windy. I was the first into the area that day and I'm pretty sure I was the last to leave.
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Everyone photographs the Toadstool Hoodoo, an incredibly delicate Hoodoo that looks ready to fall over any day. The white ground it is on top of is not solid rock. But behind the main attraction we found this very nice backstage area where they nurse the young Hoodoo's before they are big and strong enough to go out on their own. The contast between dark rocks on top of the white clay ground looks unlike anything I've seen before.
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Took plenty rain to make.
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Visited the Grand Canyon North rim. It doesn't have the crowds of the south rim, but frankly it also doesn't quite have the views of the south rim because you aren't as close to the river. The exception is Cape Royal where there is a very graceful curved mesa. Still, the enormous scale of the landscape still is very impressive and difficult to convey in a photograph.
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My second visit to Antelope canyon. If you show up first thing in the morning at lower Antelope canyon it is actually a pretty relaxing shooting experience.
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+Marius Schilder I did the non-photographers tour in upper last year and it was a zoo of people with only seconds to get your shots. Spray and pray. I didn't want to repeat that experience. The photo tours are probably better but I greatly prefer wandering around at my own pace.
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A visit to the goosenecks of the San Juan river. You can view them from the state park, but as it turns out there is also a excellent viewpoint that can be reached by a dirt road at the top of the Moki Dugway. As a bonus, you get the outlines of Monument Valley on the horizon from this vantage point.
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Stunning - especially the view of monument valley in the distance.
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