Arizona Desert Photo 2

Sun, Dec 5, 2004

Here is another photo from the trip that I described here.

Snowy Trees above Page, AZ

This was a pretty lean day on the workshop.  This was our day to go and hike out to "the wave."  The Wave is a really cool set of sandstone rock formations buried in the north part of Coyote Buttes.  A permit is required to hike Coyote Buttes and the BLM restricts it to 10 people per day.  The problem is that on the weather had taken a turn for the worse during the night.  When we work up at 5 AM on Sunday, it was raining in page.  As we drove toward the trailhead we gained elevation and it started snowing.  Around 6 AM we needed to start driving on gravel roads.  It was still snowing pretty hard and we decided to turn back.  I was looking forward to a good hike and was disappointed that we didn't make it to the Wave.

When we got back to the motel, we picked up everyone else and went "hunting."  Off the side of the road outside of Page, as we were climbing, we stopped to photograph some fresh snow on desert trees.  This is one of the images that resulted.

Technical details: Original composition was 24 images (8x3).  I cropped out just a corner of that to make the composition as seen above.  Total images used then is probably more like 15 (5x3).  Each was shot at 1/25 sec, f/11, ISO 100 with the 24-70 f/2.8L @ 50mm.  Final image is 6000x6000 or 36 megapixel.