Canon EOS 5D IV; Canon EF 200-400mm @ 200mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture(s); f/16 @ 1/1000 sec, -0.67 EV, ISO 6400; Manual exposure; Evaluative metering; Manual WB
Splendid September evening light on the eponymous formations in the Needles section of Canyonlands NP. The Needles are a series of spires located to the southwest of Squaw Flat campground that surround the Chesler Park area of the Needles District. They are formed out of a resistant red and white sandstone layer called Cedar Mesa Sandstone which makes up most of the rock features in the Needles District. This formation, Devil's Wall, is approximately four miles long. This panoramic view was made from 12 images, captured at a distance of forr miles, and stitched together. To reduce focal point distortion and maintain sharpness throughout, when making an image of such a wide subject from a single vantage point, one must capture it from a great enough distance that the rotation of the camera, and thus the plane of the sensor, can be minimized.