White Pocket | Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

May 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

White Pocket. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Arizona.

White Pocket  |  Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in northern Arizona, just south of the border with Utah.  The national monument protects the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes and Paria Canyon...some incredibly beautiful country.  I've long wanted to visit this area, and White Pocket in particular, and after dipping my toe in for a few days, I look forward to returning to this area in the near future.

The journey out to White Pocket is an adventure in itself.  A high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle is a must for navigating the miles of sandy and rocky back roads that separate White Pocket from civilization.  It's well worth the effort to get there though, it's filled with mind blowing and strange rock formations, and I wish we had had more than a day to spend there.

I used depth of field stacking to create this particular image of White Pocket.  I wanted to be sure that the mountains in the distance were as sharp as the rock striations in the foreground.  To achieve the highest degree of sharpness from foreground to background, I created a series of images with a range of focal points in the field.  I ended up needing to combine only two separate frames to create the final image.

So with our time at Horseshoe Bend, Upper Antelope Canyon and Vermilion Cliffs at an end, we left the Page, Arizona area and headed to Bryce Canyon National Park.  Check back soon for images from one of my favorite national parks in the southwest.


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