Nature has a way of arranging elements perfectly. For this photograph, I found perfection in the parched desert landscape of Death Valley in California. While scouting locations for our upcoming workshop, we stumbled upon an area where mud and salt were juxtaposed in complex jigsaw patterns.
This was an easy shot – just point and shoot. We had lightly overcast skies that provided diffused lighting just right for detail shots like these. The trick was to get an interesting composition – and then to get everything sharply in focus. I used a long lens to isolate just a few pieces of cracked mud.