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Etched in Gold

Strike Overlook, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah.

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.

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