In July 2012, I was on my annual Monsoon Season Tour of the Southwest, looking to score big with cumulonimbus storm clouds standing...
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Canyonlands Sunset

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

In July 2012, I was on my annual Monsoon Season Tour of the Southwest, looking to score big with cumulonimbus storm clouds standing out in the low humidity, desert sky. I began this brief photo trip in Monument Valley on the 24th and the morning of the 25th. On the afternoon of the 25th, I toured the ruins at Mesa Verde, photographing Cliff Palace in the golden hour light of late afternoon before driving back to Moab, and bed. The next day, I drove out to the Island in the Sky, specifically hoping for some good clouds before sunset. Unfortunately, there were too many good clouds and no light was getting through to the ground. I still had some time to go before sunset, and you never know what clouds are going to do--build up, hang around, dissipate or pass over completely when your back is turned for a minute, so I decided to hang around a little longer. Then, deja vu. Just as it had happened six years earlier in Monument Valley, I spotted a gap just above the horizon, right at the spot I calculated the sun would have to pass before it disappeared over the Henry Mountains to the west. I waited, anticipation growing with every minute as time got closer to the forecasted sunset. I inserted the big 11x14 film holder into the back of my 1898 King Ultra-Large Format View Camera and pulled the dark slide, not wanting precious time to be lost--and possibly missing an outstanding photograph--if and when the golden light appeared. Waiting...waiting...then, a little more light, and a little more until the valley a thousand feet below was flooded with beautiful, golden cross-lighting. I pressed the cable release and held it open for the one-half second exposure. Pure Magic.

Photo © copyright by Michael Lynn Roberts.

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