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Near The Wave Entrance   Leave a comment

Near The Wave Entrance in the Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona
— Image by kenne

Known for its colorful swirls of slickrock, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a sherbet-colored dream world
filled with fantastical rock formations like The Wave, White Pockets, and Buckskin Gulch.

The Pause   Leave a comment

“The Pause” (The Wave Vermilion Cliffs National Monument) — HDR Image by kenne

Time to pause

Time to feel moments

Time to be.

— kenne

The Wave in Coyote Buttes   1 comment

The Wave in Coyote Buttes (Vermilion National Monument) — Image by kenne

Walking on the wave

An adventure to behold

Decades of waving.

— kenne

Tree At The Wave   1 comment

The Wave March Tree-2012-03-21-Edit-2-B&W-72Tree at The Wave — Image by kenne

You can photograph trees

over and over and over

and tell a different

a story in everyone.

— kenne

The Wave, March 2012   4 comments

The WaveImage by kenne

Climbing the dunes surrounding the wave
we entered silence and was glad to be in it,
knowing we could only stay for awhile. 

By the time we readied to leave
others were beginning to arrive
breaking the wave of silence.

When I think of our visit to the wave
I recall how our combined senses’ of direction
was put to the challenge on our way out

since the path was not a trail but knowing 
that if we stayed true to our direction,
we would end up where we began.

— kenne

Hiking To The Wave_Panorama1 blogHiking Out from The Wave (March 2012) — Panorama by kenne


For this Land   2 comments

The WaveThe Wave in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Images by kenne

For this land,The Wave (1 of 1)-2 blog
there must be

better leadership
for our tomorrows.

For this land,
there must be
protected lands
for the public.

For this land,
there must be
clean air 
for the eagles to fly.

For this land,
there must be 
protected heritage
for the Indians.

For this land,
there must be
sustainable development
for the desert west.

For this land,
there must be
environmental stewardship
for our children’s future. 

For this land,
there must be 
the union of
knowledge and wisdom.

— kenne






Coyote Buttes and The Wave   3 comments

Coyote Buttes Panorama (1 of 1)-2 blogCoyote Buttes Panorama (April 2012) — Image by kenne

The Wave (1 of 1) blogThe Wave (March 2012) — Image by kenne

Coyote Buttes Panorama (1 of 1) blogCoyote Buttes (March 2012) — Image by kenne

The first time I saw images of The Wave was in National Geographic some years ago and concluded if I every had a chance to go I would not pass it up. That chance came in March of 2012. The Wave and Coyote Buttes are located in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona. The hiking conditions in Vermillion Cliffs are harsh and can be very difficult depending on the weather. The trails are poorly marked, so it’s very easy to get lost. Our guide was a hiking friend from Tucson who had hiked the area several times before, so getting lost was not an issue. Click here to see more of my images in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.


The Wave In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument   2 comments

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 at 14-08-12 blogThe Wave In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (March 21, 2012) — Image by Kenne

The sun crests over

one of the slot canyons

where layers of colors

accent the wave

on the slopes

of the Coyote Buttes.

— kenne

The Wave March 2012   Leave a comment

The Wave in the Coyote Buttes, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, northern Arizona.

Posted April 28, 2014 by kenneturner in Information

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A Gallery of 2012 ImagesThat Appeared On “Becoming is Superior to Being”   6 comments

The following gallery contains

a representative review

of the many photos contained

in the 519 postings in 2012,

which had over 46,000 views.

What an enjoyable year of

photographing nature and sharing them —

the best example I know of

“Becoming is Superior to Being.”



(Click on any of the thumbnails to see larger views in a slideshow.)

The Wave In Black & White   6 comments

Wave — Image by kenne

Wave in black and white

All color sucked forever

The beauty remains.


Hiking The Wave — Let’s Do IT!   6 comments

The Wave — Image by kenne

While hiking The Wave last month, I was not only taking photos, but also some video — from which I have created a trip video, “Hiking The Wave — Let’s Do It.”  Enjoy!


Capturing The Moment — The Only Willdflower Alone This Trail   2 comments

Image by kenne

When hiking in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument a couple of weeks ago, we only saw one wildflower along the trail. It is a beautiful, but desolate area. The soft nature of this plant was a welcome site as it was spotted near the end of out day long hike in the land of sand and  sedimentary rocks.


Would You Mind Taking Our Picture?   5 comments

We all know the story of the guy behind the camera — he/she is never in the picture. If you have visited this blog, you know that most of the last posts have included photos taken of our trip to the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, specifically to experience and photo The Wave. There are still some I will be sharing of our return hike to the trailhead. 

As we were hiking back from The Wave, there was a couple that were in The Wave while we were there, setting out to return about the same time as we. As we hiked together on the return hike, we were asked if we would like a group photo — so I abided by giving her my camera, with a few basic instructions, of course. With my camera in hand, this woman suddenly became Susan Sontag. All I can say is that I’m glad my camera is digital, not film. Here’s a short video of her photos.

— kenne



Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Enroute To The Wave   4 comments

Enroute to The Wave

Dean & Mary Frances In The Wave — Images by kenne

I’m slowly getting through all the photos taken at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and rather than wait to all are uploaded, I will be posting a few teasers — they are all beautiful, even if I say so myself.


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