Sunset, Grandview Point, 1994. Canyonlands National
A thunderstorm was beginning to clear as I walked
along the rim from the parking area at Canyonlands National Park's
Grandview Point. Some scattered sunlight was already hitting the
distant mesas and I knew that timing would be a prime concern
since it was very close to sunset. Suddenly the sunlight washed
the rapidly moving storm clouds with rich golden light and the
entire scene before me was magically transformed into a breathtaking
display of vibrant color. I made a mad dash back to the car, several
hundred yards away, grabbed my 4x5 view camera in it's case, and
my Bogen tripod, and literally ran back to this spot as fast as
I could, leaping over boulders and bushes in a race against time.
I quickly made a good sharp exposure on 4x5 Kodak Ektachrome film
before the light changed completely and the colors took on a muted
appearance. I used a Schneider 121mm Super Angulon lens.
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