Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs, July 20, 2022.

Greetings from San Cristobal and the beautiful White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs of Arizona three years ago.

Last week I was looking for some images on randomness when I came across these images in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, in Arizona. I thought, why not post random photos from here.

The pictures reminded me of a head-spinning moment I had on a private photo tour/workshop with clients Ed and Kathleen. I was amazed by the landscape and didn’t know which way to look next. It is an incredible place to visit if you get a chance. I know I will return to White Pocket soon, albeit when the weather is cooler. In the meantime, I’ll stay here in San Cristobal where the temps last night were 68º F, perfect for a good night’s sleep.

Wave formations
Wave formations in the rock.

White Pocket Cloud
White Pocket rock formation with a cloud, AZ.

Photographer in the formations
My client, Ed in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona.

Photographer in White Pocket
Photographer, not my client!

Rock forms and clouds
Rock forms and clouds Vermilion Cliffs, National Monument, AZ.

Photographer surrounded by formations
Rock formations in White Pocket, Ed included for scale.

Rock landscape
Close-up detail of the rocky landscape.

Lastly, from the same trip, two random shots. One of the iconic trees in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, and one of a random rock.

Tree, Monument Valley
Iconic tree in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Random rock, Monument Valley
Random rock, a tie-down for a vendors tent in Monument Valley, UT

As always, thank you for looking. I appreciate all the comments and compliments. Cheers. G

16 thoughts on “White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs, July 20, 2022.”

  1. I love all of these, especially the one with the swirling clouds that appear to mimic the rock formation. The close up of the rock formation reminds me of sand painting that I did as a child.

    • Thank you so much, Mary. I had the same thoughts about sand painting, although I’ve never done any sand painting it is inspirational. I hope you are well. G

    • Hi Alice, i hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for the compliments. I’m glad you like that particular image. I had a few variations on it but chose this one. Stay well. G

    • This isn’t the wave. We failed two days in a row to get a permit. One young guy had tried for thirteen days and failed miserably. This is a different area that you can drive to. Thank you, Ron. G

  2. These are beautiful, compelling images. The first one conjures something serpentine and prehistoric. Thanks for the illustrated tour. Take care. jim

  3. Hi amazing images a refreshing tour Thankyou.
    Yes reminds me of a moving sand picture where sand was trapped between glass in a frame and by tipping the frame the picture changed. Popular at one time but not as good as your magic image’s it must have been good to be there thanks for giving us a taster.
    Also reminds me of your dad’s kaleidoscope ever changing colour and light.

    • Thank you so much, Alison. I remember those sand-in-glass things. I’m also happy to hear stories of your connection with my parents. G


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