The Wave, this was taken later in the day, which was not ideal because the sun was too low and it is all in the shadow, but I like the deep earth tone though there was lack of depth. The best time is actually between 11:00 to 2:00 when the sun is shining directly on it. We were there earlier, but there was a few small group that leave their backpack, and I tried to move it to the side because it was in my picture, and the guy got mad at me, and there was a couple young guys climbing around like it was a playground. So we went hiking in the area and came back later. The good thing about being here this late, about 5:00 pm. We were the only two left in this whole place there was nothing but the sound of wind. We headed back before it got too dark and we had to walk the last part in the dark with flash light.
It's a limited color image and I think it fit the ToM.
Fantastic stone formations, I also like it without depth, with a more intimate approach. Great the colors a little more towards an earth-tone away from bright orange. I know this stone color by heart, it can be completely pale with harsh sunlight over to something unforgettable with the right light - like in this image. I have never been to this place, shame that so many visitors misbehave (almost everybody writes the same; probably they think nobody sees it) although - as you explain - it changes fast and everybody is gone but "only the wind" remains. THIS must be unforgettable. There is so much stone in this part of the world, there must be more than one wave - maybe? Anyways, great image in your amazing style.
W.Lim (2018/07/06 17:59:17): Thank you.
Some amazing places out there as you can see some from Peter. We knew of some people that go back country hiking in the area. They bring everything they need and food for days up to a week, where they see not even a single person. Whatever they see they better keep it a secret so people don't go and ruin it. There so much more out there that we don't know about yet.
I will have a hard time deciding between the dolphins and this image for my limited color choice. I do love dolphins and it's really hard to actually get a good image of them while Vermilion Cliffs are harder to access, in more than one way, and the impression of limited color is stronger here. Guess I'll put this one in choices as well and decide at the end. HLJ x3, Pat
I think you have some depth to the image but I am sure with more contrast things would stand out a bit more. It is so irritating when there are inconsiderate people around not allowing you to do what you came for considering the effort to get there. If I recall this is a permit area and only so many are issued per day. Apparently the people to not listen or read the dos and don'ts. Delicate Arch is another one of those places where stupidity takes over considering the effort to get there.
I like it! Beautiful colors and textures.
W.Lim (2018/07/06 18:03:00): I also think the delicate Arch should limit the visitors and they should not allow to walk up to it.
Being at The Wave during normal day hours is always a stress. Too many people who really do not know about wilderness show up there an behave as if they are a 5th Ave Manhattan. You got the perfect example with the guy getting mad at you because of attempting to remove his backpack. What a silly behavior!
You dd the right thing. Get the hell out of there - take a hike and return when these fuffu people are gone. Yes you might require a headlamp to be there early morning or at late afternoon.
Pretty classic POV and yet always nice to be seen!!!
an amazing place. I liked a lot the image, it has an excellent quality. I imagine with more sunlight it would explode, but I can be wrong..
nice the shapes and curves with a so soft design. a masterpiece of nature, as ever.
Beautiful image Way. I love the depth of the colours you got in the shade. Perfect choice for the ToM as well.
You have to wonder what goes on in the heads of some people who do respect the wilderness. They are probably the same people who don't take their trash home with them.