Perhaps one of the strangest places I have ever been to, Bisti Badlands is very strange. A wash in the badlands of New Mexico that has a hard layer of rock above the clays that typically make up a badlands, this area has dramatic hoodoos and goblins that are just incredible. Some goblins are short, only waist high, while there are some hoodoos that are over 10 feet in height.
Bisti, which is Navajo for "badlands," is in the Navajo Nation, but is on federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. And most BLM locations, including this one, is fee free and available 24/7.
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And then there is this odd collection of eroded rocks called "cracked eggs." They are called this as they somewhat resemble eggs and they have cracks (don't try to overthink it, just go with the flow, it's easier LOL). Anyways, these formations apparently have layers of rock which erode at different rates, hence the illusion of egg shells around the eggs. Anyways, I took this photograph in the early morning as it seem to show this very alien and strange formation.
I took this photograph with my Canon 5D mark II, using my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 at a 42mm focal length. I took the shot with my camera set at f/16 with 1/60 sec shutter speed and ISO set at 100. I processed this photograph in Lightroom, then processed it in Nik ColorEfx Pro to bring out some of the colors and the browns.
If you are interested in getting this photograph printed on Aluminum (it is awesome), you can visit the Alien Eggs page at my Fine Art America website here.
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