This formation looks like a sailing ship and is called Ship Rock. A snowstorm in February 2009 covered the red rocks around Sedona with snow. Near sunset, the clouds to the west started to break up, allowing sunlight to peek through and light up some of the rocks. The light changed rapidly as the snowstorm cleared and I was able to capture the moment that Ship Rock Sails Out of the Storm.
I am honored that author Tom Walsh has chosen to use this image on the cover of his novel “Golden Soul.” It’s a story that takes place in Sedona and involves the Sedona Heritage Museum near Ship Rock.
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