Monday, October 17, 2005
Darkness and light in the canyons of Utah
This was taken in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. There's a dramatic contrast in texture here with the patterned, rugged rock rising up from delicate tracery of the leaves.
The sudden cool darkness as the sun slipped behind the canyon rim was striking and a mite alarming! We hiked quickly to climb up out of the canyon before night fell completely. We finished by swarming up a series of ladders set into the vertical cliff face to get to the top. If you enlarge this photo you can just barely see the hikers making their way up the trail.