The Painted Desert From Kachina Point
Photograph - Photographic Prints/limited Edition Prints/licensing
The Painted Desert badlands visible from Kachina Point are exposed examples of the Chinle Formation which was deposited over 200 million years ago during the Late Triassic Period. The colorful badland hills, flat-topped mesas, and sculptured buttes of the Painted Desert are primarily made up of the Chinle Formation, mainly fluvial (river related) deposits.
I photographed the Painted Desert from the rim of Kachina Point in a late October afternoon. The image includes some of the vegetation found along the rim. In the immediate foreground is a small prickly pear cactus. Immediately to the left is a fine example of an agave; a desert succulent. I used a 38mm setting on my 19-105 mm lens producing a wide angle effect in a vertical image.
A limited edition of 25 prints signed and numbered by the photographer are available directly from our studio. Sizes equivalent to any of the sizes offered as a print by demand through this online gallery are offered in this limited edition. These prints are only available directly from our studio gallery. Prints are delivered by US Mail rolled in a tube. For more information please contact me using the SEND PRIVATE MESSAGE option in the left sidebar of most of our online gallery pages.
I processed the raw image file shot with a Canon 60D with an 18-55mm IS lens using Photomatix Pro 5, filters from Topaz Labs including Detail 3, BW Effects, ReMask 4 and DeJPEG 4 as well as some minor tweaking in Photoshop including sCurve adjustments, brightness, saturation and the camera raw filter to produce this Black and White HDR image.
I donate 25% of the profits from the sale of this image to PROJECT ZERO: The Project to End Prostate Cancer in order to help develop better detection, prevention and a cure for this killer of males around the world.
This image is, as are all my images, protected by international copyright conventions and may not be reprod
October 13th, 2016
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