Photographer's Note

My mind insists on associating natural forms with familiar shapes or things. In this photo I see a statue of Buddha on the left, his head the isolated rock at the top of the hill and, to the right, Coyote Buttes "teepees" spread like the temples and stupas of Bagan. Even while finding a position from which to take this photo, I was admiring the hill's contorted sandstone and wondering what forces came into play to manipulate the stone in such a fashion. To provide a sense of scale, from its base to the top of Buddha's head the hill is about 75 feet/23 m tall.

In the distance, to the north, are the cliffs that edge the Buckskin Gulch portion of the Paria River Canyon near its start in Utah.

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ISO 100, f/18 @ 1/125th second, 30mm focal length

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