Mud Cracks after Storm
Painted Hills, Arizona
While hiking out to visit the Painted Hills in the Arizona desert, Willie, David and I came across this area of cracked mud in a dry riverbed. Due to the monsoonal storms, rain from a previous days storm had started to seep into the ground when the blazing desert heat baked it into these amazing patterns. I loved the way that the mud hardens and curls as it cracks in the heat of the sun.
I gave it some black and white treatment to bring out the amazing texture in the sand and mud.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S:
62mm, f/7.1, 1/80 sec, ISO 200
2014Aaron Meyers PhotographyArizonaD800MonsoonMonsoon SeasonNikonNikon D800SWSouth WestSouthwestSummerUtahlandscapenatureoutdoors