Horseshoe Bend, Arizona The power of American landscapes constantly amazes me. Deep in the ancient lands of the southwest, this classic scene had to be captured at the magic moment. I had camped out for seven days in Page, Arizona, waiting for the right light. I had made a pilgrimage to this radical edge many times, but was unhappy with the results. This grand scene needed that special lighting. On day eight, Mother Nature revealed her glory. I stood in awe right on the edge of the amphitheater, watching the clouds gather, and a stunning reflection on the river below. I used a wide angle lends to capture the scene, with my hands steady on the rocks. Only inches from the edge, I pressed the shutter. Looking at the final print, the wait and risk was well worth it.