Grand Gulch, kiva, Utah, night, Bears Ears National Monument, photo
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Night Kiva

Grand Gulch, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

It’s strange enough just being in the desert canyon wilderness to begin with, but when I was at these kiva ruins this evening I could feel the mysterious caveman essence of it all. I tried some interesting lighting effects to try to portray the scene as it may have looked if people still inhabited the site.

I got the foreground glow by shining my headlamp on the cliff wall behind me – during the 60 second exposure the indirect light provided nice bounce light to softly illuminate the scene. I combined that exposure with another one where I climbed down the ladder and shined the lamp around the interior of the kiva to provide that glow, as if people were inside.

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Night Kiva print

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Duraplaq Mounted, Ready to Hang

Duraplaq Mounted, Ready to Hang

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Glossy Metal Print, Ready to Hang

Glossy Metal Print, Ready to Hang

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Acrylic-Glass Mounted, Ready to Hang

Acrylic-Glass Mounted, Ready to Hang

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