Sandstone Waves by Elaine Belvin

Elaine Belvin
Elaine Belvin
Elaine Belvin’s interest in photography was sparked by the beautiful landscapes she and her husband saw while hiking in the American Southwest. After a long career in Information Technology, photography is now her focus and hiking gives her access to remarkable sites.



Sandstone Waves

The Wave is a sandstone rock fornation located near the Arizona-Utah border, in the South Coyote Buttes. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged 6mile round trip hike to reach it. This image was taken within a quarter mile at an equally popular site known as The Second Wave. It is best photographed just before sunset when the rocks behind it go into shadow. This requires a difficult hike out in the dark, but it is well worth the effort.