Evening at Cathedral Rock

Alpen light on the Cathedral - 2014 © Christopher MartinAlpen glow over Red Rock Crossing
Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200mm f/4 lens at 140mm: 2 seconds at f/11 on ISO 200

The afternoon I spent at Red Rock Crossing was a fun trek along Oak Creek but when the shadows lengthened, I trotted back to where I could have a view of Cathedral Rock.  It’s an iconic location and with the evening light moving into deep reds I was enthralled by her beautiful cliffs and spires.

Nighttime at the Cathedral - 2014 © Christopher MartinNighttime at the Cathedral
Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200mm f/4 lens at 184mm: 5 seconds at f/4 on ISO 2500

After a couple minutes of splashing around, the red color disappeared quickly, leaving pink clouds above and darkening rock below.  It did not take very long for the stars to start standing out against evening’s blanket.  A beautiful evening in Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona into sleep - 2014 © Christopher MartinSedona to sleep
Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200mm f/4 lens at 140mm: 5 seconds at f/4 on ISO 3200

7 responses

  1. Fraz

    nice photos with beutiful comments … express your heart

    February 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm

  2. lesrainbows

    Beautiful as always.

    February 9, 2014 at 12:51 am

  3. I actually said “Wow!” out loud when I scrolled down to the first image. Beautiful trio, like the reflection of the reds on the rocks in the first, the presence of the stars in the latter two, and the selection of distances. Again, wow!

    February 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

  4. Gorgeous photos.

    February 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

  5. Beautiful images Christopher. They make me wish I was there!

    February 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

  6. Stunning sequence, Christopher.

    February 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

  7. absolutely mesmerizing!

    February 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm

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