About an hour Northeast of Las Vegas, NV.
It looks like I used a grad in this photo but that is not the case. Take a close look at where a grad line would have fallen and it becomes clear that this is natural light falling in a breezy, enveloping way. I rarely use grads anymore, preferring to experiment with gentle HDR to hold the tones.
A fiery primeval setting of jagged red sandstone in a place wonderfully removed from the synthetic Las Vegas, NV.