Ready to Fall

Ready to Fall

Its a little bit crazy to think how much Ive learned about a small area around Page, Arizona in the last 3 years. My first visit was in 2011 and I knew so little that the only places Willie and I photographed were Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon before we high-tailed it out to shoot other places. Theres not much else around we thought. It always amazes me how I drove by so many stunning scenes without even noticing

Take the Hoodoo Forest, here, for example. Its not far from the road. Its not a hard hike. Heck, its not even far from a few really well known spots, yet, most people dont even know its here The place is a bit creepy at first. You get to the edge of a cliff, look down, see the hoodoos and think there is no way I can get there. With some bravery you find yourself standing in front of these amazing rock formations Lesson learned: cairn the way down so you can get yourself back up. Its not so easy when the sun has gone down and its almost dark

Willie and I almost didnt make it down here in time for sunset. In fact, it took us so long to figure out how to get here that we were running around like crazy chickens trying to find good compositions. I loved the way that this spot showcased a number of the hoodoos and how they all seemed to face Turret Rock (Im naming this guy cuz hes so awesome). I needed the 14mm lens to fit it all in

Nikon D800 w/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC:
14mm, f/11, 1/13 sec, ISO 100

Aaron M Written by:

Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.