Monday – Sunday, January 14-20, 2013
Over the past week I’ve spent a few days photographing the Colorado National Monument again. I stopped by after work a few days, caught a sunrise another day, and drove through the entire park after a morning spent along Rifle Creek. Basically, whenever I had a little free time, I was there. I actually spent a few days concentrating on one small arch that I photographed in a few different kinds of light. It’s amazing how different things can look based on the time of day and the weather.
One evening I caught the Earth’s shadow over Red Canyon.
Another evening the Grand Mesa lit up at sunset.
A small tree growing out of the sandstone.
I visited this small arch in No Thoroughfare Canyon after the sun had set behind the cliffs. I would photograph this arch a few more times in different light over the next few days.
Sunset the following day at the arch.
A closer look.
Light strikes the walls on the opposite side of the canyon.
Rim Rock Drive snakes it’s way up Fruita Canyon.
Monoliths from the Monument Canyon viewpoint.
Saddlehorn on the mesa in the distance.
The Kissing Couple lit up nicely.
A view from Artist’s Point including the Grand Mesa and Mount Garfield.
Rim Rock Drive follows the rim of the canyon.
View over The Highlands.
Sunset at Cold Shivers Point.
Rim Rock Drive descends into No Thoroughfare Canyon with Devil’s Kitchen lit up below.
Back at the arch again, this time in the dawn.
Looking up No Thoroughfare Canyon during the pre-dawn ‘glow’
The arch in the shadows while the cliffs in the distance are bathed in light.
The rim of the canyon is lit up in the early morning light.
Finally, the arch is in the light.