barren beauty

Dead tree in Arches National Park, just minutes before the clouds released the hard rain. Taken with Canon 5D Mk II w/Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift lens. A 580 EX II strobe camera right, flash turned sideways with a 4" long square snoot, triggered with pocket wizards, flash hand held. Supported on a Really Right Stuff, BH-55 ballhead, and Gitzo GT5531S carbon fiber tripod.

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Taken on May 14, 2010