Sandstone, White Pocket, Arizona, 2016
The challenging thing about photographing the White Pocket was editing out too much distraction. The formations and colors were so varied that it was difficult to frame a composition that captured the surrealness of the place but left out enough to not be a jumbled mess of an image. This moment of soft light was short, as there were not many clouds in the sky, and I had to wait a while for one to start blocking the sun and create this wonderful soft light. I like that the foreground is dark and shady, so the striated texture is still visible, but your eye is attracted to the lit up formations in the background.