Last week whilst leading a Light and Land tour I made the call to stay out of the national parks over the weekend to avoid the crowds and decided to take the group into the desert wilderness to visit the very remote White Pocket in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona. Most of the time the skies here are pretty interesting during the daylight and then the clouds just vanish about 30 minutes before sunset.
On this occasion this lovely high cirrus cloud stayed with us until darkness fell and in every direction, this led to a very frantic 45 minutes of scrambling around this alien desert landscape and making images. This is one of about five images I am really happy with from this amazing evening.
I'm leading a tour back into this part of the world again next spring with my good friend Justin Reznick for Light and Land and we will be visiting this epic location a few times for sure! If you have ever wanted to explore the SW USA and visit the most photogenic and most remote locations, driving through sand and scrambling up tracks in 4x4 vehicles, this tour could be for you! More info can be found here- http://www.lightandland.co.uk/photography-tours/view/deserts-of-the-south-west-usa1
Post By Charlie Waite