I have had my eye on this image since 2002 when I first encountered it. On that trip the light faded before my eyes on the canyon wall as I approached the area. Two years ago I returned, but my companions felt we should turn back earlier in the day. Finally, in Autumn 2009 I was in the park alone and conditions were perfect with a soft cloud cover that reduced contrast and allowed me to highlight the natural color of the sandstone walls. Wall Street, as this section of the narrows is called, is a very intimate section of the narrows where the canyon is a scant 20 feet across in some areas. The rim of the canyon is completely out of sight over a thousand feet overhead. This is an otherworldly place of light, water, and stone, at times raging with flash floods and at times such as this, a gentle wilderness of beautiful colors - like being in the womb of the earth.