Didn't get your permit to see The Wave? Have no fear. You can have the same experience (some say better) at White Pocket, part of South Coyote Buttes. Although you do need a permit, you don't need to win the lottery to do it and the experience is unforgettable!
Cold (very cold) crisp skies produce wonderful photos in the winter for both sunrise and sunset. The weather and rough terrain keeps a lot of toursits away which makes photography even better (nobody jumping into your frame!). People come to this area to see the Wave and are completely missing out on this gem!