I was at a workshop at Ubehebe Crater. I had never been there before, and it was amazing walking on the perimeter (about a mile total, I think) and feeling completely small and insignificant. Long lenses have always been a challenge for me, but for the past year I've been working with a photographer who has relentlessly encouraged me to use them. As I came up to this ridge and saw this small bush, with the rolling hills and mountains lighting up behind it, I realized this would express the insignificance I felt in this place, and a long lens capture it perfectly. I used a 300mm lens to compress the layers.