The GPS in my phone was lost. It was still showing me a ways to go down route 45 when I saw a sign by the road telling me to turn left for Fantasy canyon. I did what I figured I should do and turned left. Now I wasn't sure where I was and the GPS was giving me erroneous information . My daughter who I designated "Keeper of the Map" had left it in the hotel room. Fortunately I met a van coming the opposite direction. Waving him down, he stopped and gave me directions. A lucky break seeing as we were out in the middle of no where surrounded by desert sand and oil rigs. We continued down the dirt road finding signs about the time we were ready to give up and finally pulled into a small sandy parking area with a sign warning us about pygmy rattlesnakes. Time was short so I immediately unloaded the camera gear and went to work exploring and looking for photographs to create. I was already wishing I had come out earlier. I should have known "canyon" meant I needed to be there when the sun was higher in the sky, but I had to deal with what I had to work with. There was an extreme ratio of light and dark, nice for silhouettes, but I wanted foreground detail in my shadows so I resorted to High Dynamic Range photography. Done properly it gives me a 32bit file to work with in the computer. That allows me unbelievable options and image quality. Unfortunately I did not have a great deal of time to explore and make decisions so I had to move fast. Here are some of the results of my efforts. I wanted to stay a while longer to capture the residual light and color, but I needed to make my way out of the area before total darkness set in. Did I mention my GPS was lost?