I needed a somewhat fast shutter speed in order to get the cloud patterns in without loosing too much depth and sharpness. Edits made in Lightroom 4 & Color Efex Pro 4.
This photo was taken mid-day right before a huge storm was coming into Arches National Park. I wanted to capture something different from the regular landmarks. I pulled of a random spot in the road where the snow capped peaks were in view with a very old desert shrub.