Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Green River - Split Mountain Canyon

This was another of those compose-the-shot-and-wait-for-the-light moments. Fortunately I did not have to wait as long as I did at Yosemite. We were visiting the Utah part of Dinosaur National Monument a few years ago and stopped by the picnic grounds where the Cottonwood Wash flows into the Green River as the latter emerges from the Split Mountain Canyon. There were lots of broken clouds and intermittent rain that day. In short, it was alternating between dull overcast and dramatic light. This is the shot looking North from the West bank. The shot below, looking East from almost the same spot, has a whole different feel to it.

Tina is doing an oil painting based on this image. It's almost done and it is gorgeous! Keep checking her blog to see when she posts it.

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