Horseshoes

Location: Horseshoe Bend, AZ / Settings: F11-2.8, ISO 200, 229 seconds

Another idea that had some time to develop - Spectral Stallion over Horseshoe Bend. 

I feel like I've been brainwashed by instagram into visiting this location - I see it in photos almost everyday. The hike out there before sunset felt like a modern pilgrimage.

This location was packed when we visited around sunset. You can't blame anyone for wanting to see this in person, Nature can put on quite a show. Be prepared for crowds.

horseshoe bend pano

Astrobandit and I brought a bottle of wine to share over sunset. We got these cool cups from a gem and rock store in Utah - Cheers from the edge.

For more light-fossils like my Spectral Stallion along with printing options, check the gallery:

Rainbow Rex

Location: White Mountains, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F16, ISO 100, 272 seconds. Cloudy surroundings at F2.8, ISO 1600, 15 seconds.

Gear: Canon 6DRokinon 14mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release, and Proto Night-Writer.

These type of multi-colored Light Fossils are probably the most difficult. I think the best one I have to date is this plesiosaur. I have tried many - but only these two are worth showing.

This dino was supposed to be blue and gold. Somewhere along the way it switched to a variety of other colors and I just went with it.

Part of light-art and photography in general is just getting out and exploring the world - to see and capture things that take a journey to be in the presence of. This was one of those places.

We stopped by this location earlier in the evening to scope out the landscape and to snap a picture of this horse that was feeding on some grass.

horse

When we got close it started to pose in an aggressive manner, so we took our cue and left it in peace. Later horse!

horsey