Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 28-70mm @ 65mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture: f/16 @ 1/10 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure, AV mode; Centerweighted-average metering; Auto WB
Shiprock, a diatremic monadnock, rises abruptly from the virtually level surrounding plain. The east face reflects morning sunlight while a wind-driven cloud clings to its 1700 foot summit. Located within the Navajo volcanic field, it is a classic geologically-distinct landform of the Colorado Plateau. The landforms of the Navajo volcanic field also figure prominently in the empirical knowledge and culture of the indigenous Navajo people.