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Butte, Mesa, or Plateau

So I came across this definition, but I’m not sure if it’s helped me at all; “a butte is a small flat-topped or pointed hill or mountain. A mesa is a medium size flat-topped hill or mountain. And a plateau is a really big flat-topped hill or mountain.”   Basically, as far as I can tell, these could be one or all of the above :).

Waves in the Sky

I think I’m becoming more and more adapt to sunrise shoots.  Maybe it’s the draw of not knowing what will happen, being completely dark when you start your adventure, and never knowing what you might find when the sun rises.

On this brisk Utah morning, I found myself driving around Green River, and happened up this little road on Google Maps that looked pretty interesting.  Oh by the way, Google Maps and Terrain is a great way for pre-scouting a location, finding something with an interesting landscape or potential shot site.  The clouds were opening up a bit and getting some of that great morning color, all as I was flying around Lower Gray Canyon looking for something to fill the frame, when I just happened around the right corner, and the road was perfectly fading off in to the distance.  This is ‘the Utah’ that I was looking for.

Gray Canyon Green River William Woodward