Standing Tall Against the Incoming Monson

Hoodoos at Sunset. Escalante National Monument, UT

When Willie and I were preparing to visit Escalante National Monument in Utah we came across a photo of this scene by our friend Phil Monson. It was a beautiful picture and it inspired us to find and visit this spot. Inspiration is one of the things I love about photography. Some folks might call it “copying”, “composition stomping” or lack of creativity, but the optimist in me sees it as flattery. Someone liked what you made so much they wanted to see it with their own eyes.

While I won’t take credit for the originality of this photo (thanks Phil!), it was beautiful to hang around here for an evening.

Willie and I both loved the way that the setting sun reflected off the hoodoos and picked up that glow. A bit of clouds caught some color just after sunset for a final treat.

Nikon D850 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
26mm, f/11, 1.6 sec, ISO 100

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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.