I was in the Bisti Badlands when I saw this. I had just finished working another subject. I knew the light would only last a few seconds. I started looking around quickly. I had no time to compose a picture. There's no rhyme nor reason to the composition of this picture, for the most part. Badlands get that way sometimes. I moved my tripod, camera and cable release into a stable configuration as quickly as possible. I dialed in my camera and got a few long exposure shots off before the light was gone.