THE WAVE

Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona

An area I had wanted to visit for a long time, "The Wave" must be seen to be believed.  This area of eroded Navajo Sandstone near the Arizona-Utah border is reminiscent of a candy striped land from another planet frozen in time. This image was made on my second attempt in two days.  Setting out at dark to arrive at The Wave just before sunrise, I waited for the morning light to reach the formation in the reflection pool during a calm moment.  Image made on medium format film.

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