© Alton I. Vance


Uploaded: August 19, 2007


This photo was taken in the Bisti Badlands and De Na Zin Wilderness in New Mexico. It is located among the Navajo Nation Territory. I was thankful for the cloud cover on this day. It was 95 degrees in July when I took this shot. It required a 4.5 mile round trip hike in the heat and a walk back to my vehicle in pitch darkness. There are no trails in the Bisti badlands/De Na Zin Wilderness. It was an absolute life saver to have had a handheld GPS to guide me back to my vehicle in the dark.-AIV 082007

Exif: F Number: 32, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 8/10, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 90mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D


Aidan Parry August 20, 2007

Great photo Alton. Excellent smooth colours. #718622

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe August 31, 2007

Awesome image, Alton. #4726822

Toni Hopper September 19, 2007

OK, the photo is beautiful, but I love the story you've told about how you got the image! Awesome! #4812145

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