Fine Art Photograph print of Coal Mine Canyon, AZ.
Coal Mine Canyon (Honoo Ji) is one of the most beautiful places in the Southwest that you have never heard of. This canyon is a hybrid of the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert.
We arrived mid-afternoon, which gave us time to explore the area and pick our favorite location to set up our shot. Photographing canyons always has its challenges, and you must always be mindful of shadows and areas of high contrast. This is particularly true here with the many Hoodos within the canyon. This photograph was taken at sunset, using a cloud as a natural filter. The filtered light allowed the canyon walls to pick up the setting sun's warm glow and the reds in the clouds.