Blue Sky and Red Rock

S. C. Bachus

EXHIBIT INDEX (click image below)

Moab Fault

Junction Butte

Nascent Arches

Wooden Sandstone

La Sal Mountains

Castle Valley Buttes at Sunset

Colorado River Oxbow

Three Gossips

Double Arch

Silhouette on Sandstone

Thunderhead and Buttes

Sand Dune Arch

Into the Storm

Thunderstorm Over the Water Pocket

Butte and Clouds

Gifford Ranch Barn and Pasture

Thunderhead Over Aspens

Anasizi Village Wall

Butte and Clouds.

Chimney Rock


These photographs were taken on a two week trip to Utah in late September 2016.. The subject of most of the images focuses on red rock sandstone formations found in Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks. By some random chance of fate, it rained only on travel days or on a number of occasions during the night. As a consequence, the atmosphere was washed free of dust, and the resulting photographs were generally unblemished by autumn haze. Almost every day the intensely blue sky was checkered by the passing clouds of the previous night's rain. This permitted a rare conjunction of excellent photographic opportunities.