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Brian Klimowski | all galleries >> Those Other Special Galleries... >> Return to the Wave, Nov. 18 > Wave2-3.jpg
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Coyote Buttes

This was truly a 'shot on the run'. After taking my late afternoon images at the 'second wave' (see the first image in this gallery), the sun was setting fast, I had no flashlight, and I knew I had at least 1.5 of country to cover before I was back at the trailhead (there is no true trail to follow). So I found myself in that curious position between safety (hurry home!) and the incredible evening light in the Coyote Buttes. Well, the light won most of the time, and this image was the best of three I took as I was jogging through the primary 'Wave' area near sunset. What I find most satisfying about this image is the simplicity of geometry: light - shadow - sky - rock - in the context that the shadow was creeping inevitably toward consuming this beautiful light, and my safe passage home. Everyone else had long since left the area and I was very much alone. This image helps capture the essence of the moment very, very well. Only minor contrast/saturation enhancement in Photoshop. Hand-held, and exposed for the sunlit rocks.

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Silver27-Dec-2003 15:07
Love your description of the image and how it was captured. Something I think I may add for my own photos.
The image itself is great - love the lines and shadows.