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Sandtone Swirls at Sunset by joerossbach Sandtone Swirls at Sunset by joerossbach
Yup, another take on Wave #2 in the Coyote Buttes Wilderness of Arizona.

Of course this is the more traditional take on the formation. most images show the rocks bathed in full light just about an hour before sunset. I was on location in the winter when the sun set in the notch of the Cockscomb allowing for great light right p until about 10 minutes before sunset.

Walking out in the dark would have been a real challenge and even a little bit dangerous with out my hand held GPS. The terrain, slick rock and washes is an easy place to get completely lost. Once the sun set the temps dropped as well, plummeting to well below freezing. This flash froze any of the melt water on the slickrock making hiking a difficult and dangerous prospect in several locations.
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dolphinandcow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a beauty!
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Happy New Year  :heart:
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r-assumpcao Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
I hope you like to know that this photo is featured in my Journal this week!
See you! :D
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rattler25 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
got to love sand stone.
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porbital Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Photographer
feature at [link]
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mrh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Fantastic!!!!!
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Stellar work!
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Writer
speechless!:clap:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nuts.
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webworm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Amazing capture!
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karikaiyuk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!!!
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic contrast and lighting !
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Photographer
so beautiful
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Heremod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
It is an Amazing force, that can turn solid rock into dough.
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Astonishing photography! :clap: This perspective is gorgeous all details fantastic!
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oldcarpenter49 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Spectacular .
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Meema Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing work.
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Unbelieveable place!, amazing image, cheers :)
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Photographer
Incredible light and impressive point of view on these curves ! :wow:
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CharlesAChaloupka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The beauty of this landscape is brought out ever so nicely in this light. You can see all of the little ridges and shadows that fall across the rock. There is even an unreal quality brought upon this photograph. Lovely angle and light. Nice job
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Bluecatdemoness Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
This is an amazing shot. Brilliant light and colors captured.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Simply beautiful. :thumbsup:
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Such an amazing sight! Looks as if it was worth the risk :wow:
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Amommynous Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My God it's breathtaking! I can't imagine how proud you must feel once you've taken this fantastic shot, for all the dangerous climbing and careful planning that had to be done for it! Did you hold your breath?

I know one thing is for sure- once you've taken the shot, I bet your heart must have been pounding. Mine would have been!
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
beautiful :faint: the lighting indeed is just stunning!! :clap: love those patterns too... wow. :heart:
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mlh-photography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
this is awesome.
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Chymes-san Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
oh my gosh. That's incredible!
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awesomemcnugget Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
amazing
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ynissim Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   General Artist
very cool!
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VernBrocas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Wonderful location! Excellent shot! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I love the patterns and textures here. The composition is perfect and the light is just perfect.
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Ogda Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
a w e s o m e ! Amazing... !!!
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Wytefade Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student General Artist
pretty:D
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous! i love the curves! :heart:
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful light
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very, very nice.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! this is fabulous! i am trying to recreate something like this in my art program....simply beautiful!!!!![link] i am still wokring on the colors ;)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very awesome image. I love the lines in the sandstone, and the angle that you took the shot at makes this a very epic and interesting image :D
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carlos170691 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome lighting!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Photographer
yes yes yes!! one of my faves of yours Joe, brilliant
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SyLoBe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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SilvesterIn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So unreall :O
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borahanci Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Come on! Haha. This is too good! :)
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kruzmeister Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Wow this is amazing, brilliant light and composition!! :)
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Aphantopus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Phantastic shot.
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