Photographer's Note

after a brief detour into Mexico, back to the American West, Kodachrome Basin to be exact. the small park is full of strange rock formation, and on that evening the intense red light from the setting sun made everything even more bizarre. this particular rock formation is called "the Sand Pipe"

about the name of the place: in 1948 the National Geographic Society explored and photographed the area for a story that appeared in the September 1949 issue of National Geographic. they named the area Kodachrome Flat, after the then relatively new brand of Kodak film they used. in 1962 the area was designated a State Park, and, fearing repercussions from the Kodak film company for using the name Kodachrome, the name was changed to Chimney Rock State Park, but renamed Kodachrome Basin a few years later with Kodak's permission.

RAW, ISO 100, 27mm focal length, spot metering.

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