Escalante Moonlight

Escalante and Glen Canyon by Moonlight 4Moonlight illuminates the landscape in eerily muted tones as we turn toward the Escalante National Monument. Scanning the landscape with an afocal gaze, the rods of our eyes detect the contours of earth as the motion of the aircraft cues our senses to the details of the landscape hidden in darkness. We interpret the black and white and apply colors with our mind’s eye while the moonlight allows the lens to capture more of the colors of the desert than we may perceive with our feeble vision. 

 

 

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