It’s just recon…

When I drove into Utah, I’d been on the road for just over a month.  I was thrilled and excited to photograph Utah, but I was (though not as aware of it then as I am now, looking back on it), exhausted and running on fumes.  I was nearing my stop in Colorado, with its promise of a comfortable bed indoors and good company.

While solo-travel is grand, there are elements of it– the positive thinking and the total self-sufficiency– that make it an added drain on one’s energy reserves.

And so Utah became a bit of a reconnaissance mission;  few days exploring an area that I could spend months photographing.   I zipped from location to location, trying to capture as much as I could as quickly as I could.  What I captured was just a scraping of whats out there, a sampling of what I could return to. When I eventually return, I’ll make time to explore deeper, to hike and simply be.

Arches National Park, Utah
This is so much bigger than it looks…
Check out how small the explorers are in this formation!
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Colorado National Monument, Colorado


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