Hubbard Mesa - A Surprising Spectacle
|Hubbard Mesa at Rifle, Colorado|
I’ve travelled all over the backroads of Colorado searching for beautiful places to photograph. Earlier this winter, I stumbled upon a remarkable area that really caught my attention.
If you head north out of Rifle, you’ll discover a unique landscape distinguished by enchanting sunsets. My experience below the staggered mesas of that region was nothing short of surreal.
After a gray day shrouded in mist, the clouds began to recede and the sun started to set. Warm tones mingled with cool tones, resulting in a broad spectrum of colorful twilight.
The muddy desert floor was decorated with patches of piñon pine and splashes of blue sagebrush. Up above, the dark peaks were laced with stripes of white snow.
As the curtain of darkness continued to descend, shafts of filtered light permeated the wide valley. The moist atmosphere hung over the canyon, washing it to a glossy sheen.
I was lucky to be rewarded with such a surprising spectacle after wandering into the wilderness that evening. Standing out there during dusk was a moment of solitude I’ll never forget.
|A remarkable area|
|Heading north out of Rifle|
|A unique landscape|
|An enchanting sunset|
|Below staggered mesas|
|The region was surreal|
|The clouds began to recede|
|Warm tones mingled with cool tones|
|A colorful twilight|
|Patches of piñon and sagebrush|
|The canyon was washed clean|
|Light was filtered through the valley|
|A surprising spectacle|
|Wandering into the wilderness|
|An unforgettable moment of solitude|