Artist Proof 5/ Limited Edition Prints 150
This shot was taken in a part of southern Utah that require a hiking permit that is very difficult to attain so I took the opportunity to shoot it from a Cessna instead. I scheduled my trip to arrive late in the afternoon for good shadows and was not disappointed. What an amazing variety of time sculpted beauty. I slow circled over the area for a good hour while shooting mostly vertical perspectives of crazy patterns and formations in the weathered sandstone layers. This image was taken through the open window of a Cessna 182 from 500 or 600 feet above ground at maybe 70 mph while simultaneously piloting the airplane - as I have done for many years. The camera angle is maybe 20 degrees off vertical, so the top of the frame is a little further away than the bottom. The ridge slops down from left to right and covers a ground distance of about 400 feet from top to bottom.