This past May, after a day of mountain biking on the classic (and stunning) Porcupine Rim Trail, we packed up and headed out into the San Rafael Swell for a few days of canyoneering with our friends David and Gee, who live in Moab and are two of our all-time favorite people. The first canyon that we dropped into is known as Zero Gravity, and is a super fun little canyon with tight squeezes, long narrow pools of water, and stunning scenery. It was a great escape from the dampness that is springtime in the Pacific Northwest. I love photographing the beautiful colors and textures of the wind- and water-shaped rock in this part of the country, and canyoneering is a terrific way to get down into some spots that you wouldn’t normally otherwise get to see. Shooting can be a little challenging in there, however, with lots of sand, tight squeezes and water to contend with, in addition to the high contrast between the dark canyon and the skies above.