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Sandstone Striations



Coyote Buttes, Arizona

Coyote Buttes, Arizona
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16 Comments | Report
patrick9x9
 
patrick9x9 April 19, 2014
Fantastic
lavi91a
 
lavi91a April 20, 2014
Love this
lito
 
lito April 21, 2014
Awesome!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer April 22, 2014
loving these fantastic lines!
kristofkorwisi
 
kristofkorwisi April 23, 2014
B&W works great in this shot-nice!
simonchornick
 
simonchornick February 06, 2015
Top choice for sure!!
zphoto
 
zphoto February 08, 2015
Great work my friend
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 20, 2015
Terrific. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 24, 2015
amazing shot,love your style
debcoimages
 
debcoimages June 01, 2015
Congrats on your finalist place! I love this image, it is truly jaw dropping!
BizzlePhotography
 
BizzlePhotography June 17, 2015
Gorgeous
susiegrayfowler
 
susiegrayfowler July 20, 2015
Great image!
vivekjprasad
 
vivekjprasad June 05, 2016
beautiful lines
Silviacampos
 
Silviacampos June 15, 2018
Fantastic!
dkoch28 PRO
 
dkoch28 August 13, 2018
Amazing!
JRyan80 Platinum
 
JRyan80 December 04, 2019
Pardon my language but this is fucking amazing!
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photograph was taken in the Coyote Buttes area of northern Arizona. This sandstone formation is commonly called The Wave.
Time
The photo was taken at mid morning.
Lighting
The lighting was quite flat, which I find typically works well for black and white photography.
Equipment
The photograph was taken with a Wista 4x5 field camera and a Rodenstock 90mm lens.
Inspiration
Coyote Buttes is one of the most popular places in the American West for photography. I was looking for something a bit different from the many brightly colored photos typical of the area. I looked for small, abstract sections that could be isolated from the larger formation and although the photo was shot on Fuji Velvia color transparency film, my intention going in was to convert it to black and white to highlight the form, tone, and texture of the scene.
Editing
The conversion from color to black and white was done in PhotoShop.
In my camera bag
I have retired my 4x5 equipment. As I've gotten older, weight has become an issue for me. These days, I carry a Nikon Z7 camera and I generally use a Nikkor 14-30mm lens. Although I own a number of good lenses, I am partial to the wide-angle.
Feedback
The Coyote Buttes area is not to be missed. Sure, everyone's been there and we've all seen lots of photos of the place, but....

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