Horseshoe Bend. Arizona. February 2014.
It’s one of those places I’ve always wanted to photograph. One place I can cross off my bucket list. Lured by a desire to finally travel to my someday place, I drove almost 5 hours one way from Las Vegas just to get there. And when I finally arrived? The universe was definitely on my side. The conditions were perfect. The sunset. The sky. The whole composition of it was just awesome. There were amazing streaks of yellow and purple-sunbursts hitting the ridge of the canyon. But the wind?
When I got to the canyon the high winds were blowing so hard it was almost impossible to shoot. At one point, I thought I might lose my camera or worse...Shooting on the edge of the canyon was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. An hour and a half later I was on my way back to Vegas-adrenaline pumping, and excited to share this photo. See full image at
"And God said, 'Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.' And it was so."
- Genesis 1:9
As we draw near to Christmas, let us not forget that the God who created this world with just His voice, came down to Earth to die for His people.
Canon 80D with Canon 18 - 55 at 55mm
ISO 100 f/9.0 and 1/500 seconds
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic