Elephant Rocks is one of my favorite locations in the Missouri Ozarks to visit and make photographs. I don’t think it’s a big surprise that this would be true for many nature lovers/photographers. I love the fact that one can make good photographs here any season of the year and almost any time of day. If you face the right direction you can find good light on a good composition on almost every visit, not just in the narrow window of the “golden hour”. However, if you can get there with perfect light and an interesting sky the outcome can be better than good. My favorite time to visit is early in the day. This is not only for the better light, but for the fact that I have had the place entirely to myself for a couple or more hours on several occasions.
I was fortunate to find an interesting sky on this visit. I found that converting this one to B&W really played the dynamic sky against the interesting texture of the boulders below. Inscribed on one of the rocks you can see the name of one of the many quarry workers who harvested the granite species of rocks from the surrounding area.