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Capitol Reef is a place that provides many points of view, and a little abstraction on reality sometimes provides a better perspective than competition with reality.

Here we are in a large wash, looking straight up, where the strata has eroded a bulbous channel below. The striations in the the rock face are much more pronounced when looking at them in gray values.

I used a minus blue filter, and visualized this image from the beginning to be in black and white. The filter helped underexpose the sky, and brighten the orange surfaces, increasing the local contrast on the sandstone. I used a 10mm lens to provide a surreal perspective. Do you think a fisheye would have make a better composition?

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