I found photography at Chaco Canyon to be frustrating. It seemed impossible to make anything that wasn’t a cliche. I’ve decided the best way would be to go when it is stormy – giving nice clouds and interesting skies; or when it has snowed – nice white highlights on the red clay; or when there are wildflowers to add some color.
I didn’t have any of those circumstances, so I’ve turned to adding textures to my shots. I do like the effect. In fact, sometimes I like a very heavy-handed effect. Nothing delicate and ethereal in my style!
Here’s part of the Hungo Pavi ruins with Fajada butte in the background and the addition of Kim Klassen’s textures.