Mud & more mud…is what you get if you venture into the Paria River canyon. The mud sticks to your shoes. It sucks at the legs of your tripod. It makes your pants heavy and stiff. And it sucks you down if you stand still long enough. But mud is great fun to photograph! I venture out into the river whenever possible….even when the river is a frozen sheet of ice in the middle of January. :)
How was this image created?
Choosing the proper exposure was very simple because the entire scene was evenly lit. The photograph is all about composition. I positioned the camera close to the cracked mud in the foreground so that I could use those incredible patterns as a dominant foreground. Perfect undisturbed jigsaw puzzles are rare to find in nature, and repetitive form is often an attractive element of composition.