Winter at Dead Horse
Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA
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A cold winter sunrise at Dead Horse Point, about 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, with the sun glowing on the cliffs of Canyonlands National Park in the distant background. While it was still dark, I setup my camera and tripod carefully so as not to disturb the sand and snow around me. I wanted to capture the magnificence of the canyon and river below, and also the simple details of sand, twigs, and snow. I awaited first sunup, just as its rays struck the saturated cliffs, then “click,” I captured a beautiful winter at Dead Horse.
Legend tells of horses being corralled atop the cliffs at this prominent point, high above the valley floor. As time went by some horses were left corralled without water, resulting in their deaths; thereby the site inherited the name Dead Horse Point.