Hi everyone. Todays post is from a remote area in northwest New Mexico called the Bisti Badlands. It is part of the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The site is located about 30 miles south of Farmington, New Mexico. Translated from the Navajo, Bisti means ” a large area of shale hill”. The Bisti Wilderness is a remote, desolate, and harsh landscape of deeply eroded hoodoos, badlands, and petrified trees. Time, wind, water, and the natural effects of erosion have created a fantasy land of strange rock formations and weathered hills.
Todays image is representative of the kinds of hoodoos and formations you can find in the wilderness. When I stumbled across this shot the clouds were streaming by over head. The whole formation seemed to be enveloped by the foreground rocks and the pulpit rose up from the middle and glowed from sunlight. In addition there is a beautiful connection of line that begins at the base of the rocks and extends upward into the clouds. The whole effect is one of dynamic motion, connection, and extension. All concepts I think about and like to explore in my work.
Thanks for stopping by today.