Valley of the Gods

State/Province/Region
Utah
Nearest Area
Valley of the Gods
Town
Bluff, UT
Notes

Nikon D850, 16mm 1/20 sec F/9 ISO 64

Description

While exploring Utah's Valley of the Gods near sunset, our crew of three stopped near this tower because we really liked the cloud formation that was brewing. I found the scene to be more interesting for the shapes of the clouds, and searched the ground for something that to my eye echoed the clouds - this old bleached log and the adjacent rock did nicely. I felt the the monochrome treatment better reinforced these complementary shapes than did a color rendering. And by shifting to B&W I was able to push the tones around much more than a color treatment would have allowed, which better highlights the key elements of the scene. I shot this as a focus stack of 5 images.

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October 17, 2019