Isn't it just wonderful to have strato-streaks in your photos? They add so much interest.
These are Smoke Trees. A few years back I took a photo of one, in this very same arroyo. I kind of liked it and entered it in a low key online contest and got an honorable mention or something. No big deal but now every time I go back I'm always looking around trying to get another "winner". This one here has too much tree.
A bit simpler which was more like what the "winner" was.
A seperate shot with the polarizing filter getting into the action.
I am still working through those messed up settings pictures blowing off dozens of images not worth putting onto the blog. It was really dumb of me to mess with what already worked but at least this wasn't a major trip that I ruined a lot of pictures on. Fortunately I eventually put the camera back to right and we'll be in those pictures soon. But hey, no dust on the lens this time!