Photographing Shiprock in New Mexico was great to be out here all alone all night and into sunrise. I have used this image many times now with other illustrations, and book covers. It continues to be one of my favorites. Looks like my plans have changed for the Christmas and New Years photography workshop. So I will be heading back out to the desert southwest again for winter hikes at night.

Last time I did this over winter I endured -15 degrees and 40 mph winds. Lots of snow and blew out a transmission. But with all the images I came away with from that trip, I would have done it again. Luckily the transmission left me stranded at the end of the trip. Hoping it won’t be as cold this year.

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