The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Last November I took a drive out to Green River, Utah. The area is much more than a truck stop town and mostly desert. I went during rutting season for Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. When the sun shines overhead past 10am the light just get too harsh and even pictures of wildlife begin to wash out in color. One of the things I learned is that you look for contrasts in the scenery and with the desert southwest the images and silhouettes created in contrast make for some fantastic images.

I was driving back into town to grab an afternoon nap and some lunch when I came up along the banks of the Green River and notice this scene. There was something about the way the sun was shining through the dead tree and the buttes off in the distance just seemed speak to me like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western. Sometimes you have to throw the rules away and shoot during high noon.

Heat of the Southwest - Mid-day sun shining on along the banks of Green River, Utah.
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  • Awesome shot RIck! Super composition on this one!

  • Nice composition and worth the stop. Great shot!

  • I so want this on my iPad! Wonderful image!

  • Well managed sunburst, and well processed Rick.

  • Beautiful Rick. Love the sunburst and the mono treatment.