Off in the Distance

Castle Valley, Colorado River Scenic Byway, Moab, Utah

Yesterday, I posted an image of sun-kissed buttes along the Colorado River Scenic Byway, When I shot it, I knew that I would be back to shoot the area again before I left Utah. How did I know that? Take one look at today's image and you will know why. This composition was directly across the road from yesterday's scene, but wasn't lit properly in the morning light. I knew that the only way that I could convey this scene properly was to shoot it in the evening, when the road would be brighter and give a more compelling leading line. That leading line helps show off the shadowed buttes and the wonderful La Sal Mountains off in the distance. The landscape along this scenic byway really conveys the look of the old west so much so that it was the background for the the filming of the John Wayne movie, Rio Grande.