Cottonwood Creek, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

This past Friday I went rock climbing with my family and some friends up Big Cottonwood Canyon near my home. The trail we hiked to reach the rock face involved crossing Cottonwood Creek. On the return hike after a couple hours of climbing (right before sunset), I noticed the remarkable lighting on the rocky creek-bed. Even though I had my camera with me (surprise!), I did not have a tripod nor the time to hold everyone up for some photos.

Armed with the info from the previous night, the next evening I packed up some camera gear and headed back to the creek right before sundown. This photo was captured with the camera & tripod sitting in a shallow part of the creek.

My shoes still haven’t dried out….