after the mountains we were riding on a nice but fairly boring plateau until we went around a bend and found this road. we descended a very long straightaway into the canyonlands. the walls slowly rose up on either side of us until they were a few hundred feet high. the sky was intense, the landscape was like nothing i had ever seen before. i could barely contain myself and the only way i knew to process what i was seeing was to get out the camera and shoot. this image is dramatic, but only conveys a fraction of what the moment felt like.