The Wave is located in the Colorado Plateau, near the Utah and Arizona border.
Twisted sandstone resembling strange formations of pillars, cones, mushrooms and other odd creations are part of the landscape in this area. Deposits of iron, millions of years ago, are responsible for the various shades of yellows, pinks and reds.
Of all these formations, there is one that stands out more then any other: The Wave. It is a small ravine, about an acre, between eroded sandstone domes formed of rocks containing thin, swirling strata.
The place is so fragile that only twenty people a day are permitted to have access to it.
When I saw the first photographs of the Wave I could not believe that such beauty could exist in this world.
I had to go and see it for myself.
In the past few years I have seen so many colour photographs of the Wave that the day I visited it, I felt nothing. This is why I am presenting it to you in black and white, hoping to give it back a little mystery.
Enjoy the view.
© 2014 Gaetano Antonini