Sometime around the beginning of October this year, the sky gods smiled on me and my (phone) camera.
I snapped this after a thunderstorm pounded through the area. The blinding, liquid light illuminated the rocks of Capitol Reef like shining beacons against that fearsome sky. Out walking on Beas Lewis Flats, you can get this view by facing east, directly toward the swells and dips of the Park.
Of course, there is no guarantee of light and shadow dancing and tip-toeing around one another, swirling together and clashing apart as they inform your photo with beautiful grace. Storm chasing is an art form that many around here strive to master. I am definitely a novice at it! Let me tell you, though, the resultant photos are stamps on the memory and heart that won’t soon erase themselves.
There are a million and one reasons I love where I live. Let’s call this photo reason number 1,719.