I’ve been drawn to this scene since first seeing it online and have always wanted to capture it to add it to my portfolio. There’s just something so magical about this location, the cool waters cascading through the deep red and orange sandstone of the slot canyon. There was some sort of “myth” to this place for me, some sort of grandeur that created an idea of what this it was really like.
Well, it didn’t disappoint but of course all the realities of life and social media were to be dealt with. This image, made in August of 2019, took about an hour to totally capture, as hordes of people retreated from the heat of the Utah sun kept coming and going down the ladder. I’m sure my grumpy face was quite apparent to the all passers-by.
This image was captured of my self proclaimed “Southwest Astro Extravaganza” in 2019 with my buddy Gio Rizzo. We should a weeks worth of Milky Way all through California, Utah, and Arizona. I’ll be releasing a Collection soon, sign up for my newsletter to find out when!