This was shot 10/7/12 on the road between Four Corners and Flagstaff, AZ. I thought this the best way to approach the shot considering the time we arrived, sun position, etc. The sun was very bright, no clouds, no way to get another angle because property was completely fenced. There was no way to actually capture rock coloration and texture given the variables, not in a wide shot anyway. Not many options, but I really like the surrealness of it. This is exactly as-shot, with the minor exception of a lens flare I removed in Photoshop.
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