Layers Assignment Winner Valerie Millett

Utah's Blue Hills

Congratulations to Valerie Millett for winning the Layers Assignment!

“I had never heard of the Blue Hills (often referred to as the Upper and Lower Blue Hills) of Utah until I read an article about a French photographer who had been named Photographer Of The Year in the UK. His images of this area more than piqued my curiosity, and I had to see it for myself. Knowing that this area in Southern Utah would color up in a brilliant way during the fall, I made plans to shoot here in early October. I love to photograph complex geological features, and Utah’s Blue Hills proved to be incredibly beautiful. It’s best to photograph during times of diffuse lighting or after a rain to capture the intense color saturation.”

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm, ProMaster Digital HGX circular polarizer, Induro carbon-fiber tripod, Induro BHD1 ballhead