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Coyote Buttes North is part of the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness and is home to magnificent sandstone formations, patterns, swirls, and lines.
While beating the summer heat along a shady wall, some clouds rolled in to fill the sky in the upper part of the frame. A perfect time to make this image.
With the unforgiving detail of the Nikon D800E's sensor, I have been trying a different approach for certain images. This is a blend of four exposures. Three for depth of field at different focus points and a fourth for dynamic range on the sky.
Nikkor 16-35mm @ 16mm
1/4 sec @ f8, ISO 50 (focus points)
1/50 sec for the sky
B+W Kaesmann Polarizer