|Sunrise colors over the La Sal Mountains, May 22.|
|Sunrise colors over the southern end of the La Sals.|
So rich, in fact, that I found myself reluctant to leave. I was feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and serene. It was time to explore a few more nearby places.
One stop was the Wine Glass, a fantastic study in sandstone erosion. Since the sun was not yet up, the light was soft and graceful.
|The Wine Glass. Stone falling apart creates such beautiful sculptures.|
|The sunrise flare begins.|
|"Sunrise flare" closeup and La Sal Mountains.|
|Sunrise flare panorama.|
|Post-sunrise sunbeams over the La Sal Mountains.|
|Post-sunrise, early morning sunlight shafts, and high desert trees.|
Then it was on to the Needles Overlook. Given the past two days of high winds, there was a lot of dust in the air. Plus some moisture from a rain shower. Which meant quite a bit of haze. Which I minimized in post processing in Adobe Lightroom after the shoot.
|Needles Overlook: looking south toward the Six Shooter Peaks and the Abajo Mountains.|
|Needles Overlook panorama, looking south.|
|Needles Overlook, looking north.|
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