Golden Creek

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
0/1 sec. / ISO 64
Nearest Area
Escalante
Town
Boulder/Utah
Description
During a recent visit to Utah's canyon country, I was returning from a long hike along Calf Creek including magnificent Calf Creek Falls and ended up early next morning exploring the continuation of the beautiful creek to the South of the trailhead. I noticed that the creek in one area was flowing completely hidden from view underneath a massive overhang. Intrigued, I made my way slowly through thick, thorny underbrush, crawled under the overhang and found the creek gently spilling over rocks, worn flat and smooth by the creek, which has probably been flowing over them for an eternity. But what really got me, was the color of the light under the overhang: Indirect light was bouncing off the yellow and red walls with almost no interference from direct outside light, the tunnel-like enclosure had a surreal golden light to it. And it got even better: While I was setting up my tripod right in the creek, the early morning sun came bursting over the canyon walls behind me and the reflection of the sunlight from the opposite side flooded my overhang location with this unbelievable mix of golden and copper-toned colors. Like liquid rose-colored gold pouring over the rocks. The Art of Nature.
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Date Added
May 16, 2021
Date Taken
April 23, 2021