Strike Overlook, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
Exquisite sunset light etches the remote cliffs and buttes in golden hues as a storm gathers over the distant Henry Mountains.
I thought this image from 2005 was lost forever when my hard drive crashed shortly after the trip. This is one of the first digital photos I ever took. After the loss of this and other images I learned the lesson of backing up my images very early in my digital career. Today by a sheer stroke of luck, I discovered a copy of this image had been inadvertantly buried in a unrelated folder that I rescued but has remained unopened for the last 5 years.
Nikon D70 circa 2005. Photo © copyright by Michael Anderson.