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Early evening light at Coyote Buttes

I photographed this 7 years ago in Coyote Buttes, a very remote area in Northern Arizona along the Utah border.

evening light at coyote buttes

Earlier in the day I was photographing at the Wave when I tripped and slightly fractured my ankle and had to hike out using my tripod as a crutch. This was photographed on the hike out.

When I eventually hiked out and drove back to where my tent was set up, the ankle went right into the beer cooler. I ended up staying in the area for a couple more days photographing, then had the ankle checked out by a doctor when I returned to Phoenix.

The RAW file of this photo had been sitting on my hard drive all this time before I enhanced it and brought it to life earlier this week using Capture One Pro and Perfect Photo Suite. This photo is part of my Open Edition Collection and you can purchase prints in numerous different sizes and finishes here.

Scrappy, this is a deer.

Scrappy, this is a deer. Now stop trying to eat their poop!

He got a chance to finally see deer up close in the daylight today. The other morning was his first encounter as he came within a few feet of one while doing his business in the dark at 5am. OMG the weird growling noise he made – not very loud and don’t think it was mean, but he sounded like a person talking – so funny and cute. I have to get some audio of that sometime soon.

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