Rare Earth

Factory Butte and Henry Mountains photo, picture. Large format black and white photograph.I made this photograph before dawn in Utah’s Caineville Badlands (east of capitol Reef National Park) one October 2009 morning. That’s Factory Butte on the right and the Henry Mountains on the left. Nearby, my good friend Guy Tal was making his own photograph. Out of sight from each other and enveloped by silence, our minds quieted. And all was right in the world.

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13 thoughts on “Rare Earth

  1. Beautiful photo! I really like the dark butte on top of a lighter foreground. What color was dominant in the foreground? I can’t see any evidence, but did you use an ND grad on the top?

  2. THANKS, Gary and David!

    David: the dominant color of the foreground (Mancos shale) was GRAY (perfect for monochrome :)). NO ND grad; just Old School HDR (black and white film :)) and burning.

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