Juniper Claws – Monument Valley Tribal Park

I’m thinking I should steering more towards color? I’ve always kinda seen color as being taboo and tried to desaturate my images with all worries surrounding color balance and using proper color space is always a hassle but I’m missing the days of positive slide film and Velvia. Digital is so sweet and I’m ready to take a visit to yesteryear. This is a dead juniper in Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Navajo Reservation near the Four Corners area. It’s starkly beautiful country and it’s probably my favorite place to photograph in the Desert Southwest.

Moab Cloudscape with the La Sal Mountains in the Background

The Moab Desert of Utah is usually a deep red and encased by Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park. The beauty of this area is not easily overlooked without an episode of heartache. In the summer months, the monsoon comes to wet the land and dampen the hot baked Navajo sandstone.