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In the Spotlight: Castle Butte

In the Spotlight: Castle Butte

I was out taking photographs of the Little Painted Desert along Arizona 87 just north of I-40.  The light wasn’t the greatest, so I began to look for some scenes where the light would work better.

As I drove down AZ87, I saw these buttes, the first is called Castle Butte, and the near-dusk light lit up the red rock and was just beautiful.  So I pulled over and captured this shot.

I used a Canon 5D Mark II with my Tamron SP 24-70mm lens, shot at 42mm at 1/80 sec at f/16 and ISO 100.


Photograph taken at the Little Painted Desert County Park just northeast of Winslow, Arizona on AZ 87.

I hope you enjoy the photograph as much as I enjoyed taking it!

This print is available for purchase starting at only $18 dollars!






David Cote

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens. Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but waiting to see if Sony comes out with a 'A9' before I upgrade) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times! Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

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