Then finally, that opportunity arose. I made my plans, located the area and took a hike, twice actually. The first evening, I shot from 5 pm to 1 am, soaking up every bit of detail I could cram into my little brain. So as to never forget such a unique and historic place.
There was only one issue, the evening wasn't what I had pictured in my head for my shot. So, the following evening I returned to not only be greeted by an extremely hospitable German native named Peter Sierla, that by the way allowed me to shoot this with his 24mm f/3.5 TS-E, but the sunset I had been waiting for.
The temperature, the lighting, the location, the company, everything was just........perfect.
I'll never forget this evening.
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Congratulations Jacob on your well deserved DD!
Guess I'll have to come back and for another try at making a photo as great as this
It still was an amazing experience to be there all alone, but I was happy to make it out too
At the time the whole area was suffering from a low-pressure area + heavy rain that stuck around for a few days.
Started from the Alcove Springs trailhead to Taylor campsite. The next day off to the Syncline campsite at the upheaval dome, and the final day I made it out again through the Syncline loop.
There's some pictures indeed, though I didn't take that many, but you get the impression of the overall conditions. I've put some in the scrapbook: argonavis.deviantart.com/galle…
Actually saw a rattle snake all curled up on the last day when I was scrambling up the side of the canyon to find the right path , but didn't want to take the risk of taking a photo there hehe
The last day the clouds finally started breaking up so that might've been a great time for sunsets