Hi everyone. Todays post is an intense sunset shot from Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve outside of Arco, Idaho. This may well be one of the loneliest places in the US. Arco, the closest town, is one of those places that really brings time to a complete standstill. The park features a variety of dormant volcanos, cinder cones, and ancient lava flows. The last time the volcano erupted was approximately 10,000 years ago. This shot was taken at the base of the largest cinder cone just after the sun set. The entire sky seemed to be on fire. The white shapes in the foreground are lichens that grow in the cinders.
The shot required a 4-stop Singh-Ray neutral density filter to hold back the intense light to capture some of the detail on the far cone. This is truly an other-worldly place and worth a visit.
Thanks for stopping by today.