Willie, David, and I spent a few days exploring Factory Butte in Southern Utah. It’s a neat area because it has the giant Factory Butte, beautiful badlands, stunning mesas and plateaus, and crazy desert landscape. There’s a lot to photograph in this area and I can see why we randomly ran into a few of our photographer friends.
On our last morning here we woke up early and traveled up a dirt road in search of a view that would look on the wall of Factory Butte. We found a set of rocks that we could climb onto that would give us a little bit of an elevated view onto the Butte.
I loved the lines that come down from the wall of Factory Butte. It makes you wonder how this crazy landscape formed. How does it not all fall down? How were those crazy shapes made, interlocking into each other? As the sun rose, the entire scene took on a purple color, which quickly died as soon as the sun came up! I loved catching the wall of Factory Butte as it glowed pink, just before the direct sunlight hit it, destroying the surreal morning!
Nikon D800 w/Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary:
200mm, f/10, 1/8 sec, ISO 100
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