Edmaier’s Secret

July 06, 2020



July  2020 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Stan Wagon
Summary Author: Stan Wagon 

EdmaiersWavyNavajpSandstoneMedResLacy sandstone formations in Navajo sandstone, such as the ones shown in the above photos, are abundant in an area known as Edmaier's Secret, near the head of Buckskin Gulch in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (Utah). Such eye-catching rocks may form when shear zones are found in sandstone and these zones in turn are in close proximity to fault zones. Photos taken on May 8, 2020.

Photo Details: Top - Camera SONY ILCE-6500; Software Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (Macintosh); Exposure Time 0.0031s (1/320); Aperture ƒ/11.0; ISO equivalent 160; Focal Length (35mm) 43. Bottom - same except: Exposure Time 0.0010s (1/1000); Aperture ƒ/18.0; ISO equivalent 4000; Focal Length (35mm) 67. Inset- same except: Exposure Time 0.0008s (1/1250); Aperture ƒ/16.0; Exposure Manual; ISO equivalent 1600; Focal Length (35mm) 46.