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