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Archive for June 23, 2010

Attack Of The Hoodoos

This is another image from Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wash. I have been to most of the badlands in the San Juan Basin, but Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah is by far my favorite. It is not as large, or as well known as the Bisti, It is not as convenient as Ojito or Lybrook, but when it comes to hoodoos, it is the most prolific, and most outrageous.

This image was made along the eastern edge of the wash, near the terminus of the rim. After several hours of being overwhelmed by the bizarre, other–worldly formations, I began to think of them as an army. Here they are poised to launch an attack on unsuspecting hikers and photographers.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 17-35 mm f 2.8 zoom lens, circular polarizer, Bogen tripod

Camera Settings: f 22, 1/20th sec., ISO 100