The snowy headwall of Big Indian Canyon in Steens Mountain Wilderness, Oregon.
The Steens Mountain Wilderness area in southeastern Oregon is an inspiring place. I find it has a lot of photographic diversity and I love visiting it during the changing seasons and I usually travel here in autumn to catch the aspens in color. On this particular visit we were also treated to the first snowfalls of the season which gathered nicely on the headwalls of the glaciated canyons that run down the west side of the mountain. Watching the light dance across the cliffs and fill the valley is the stuff that induces goosebumps and I fell in love with the way the snow made the textures and designs in the wall stand out. Photo © copyright by TJ Thorne.