Sandstone - Ancient texture at El Malpais Monument, NM by njordphoto

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135 Million year old sandstone bluffs stand sentinel over the El Malpais- badlands- near Grants, New Mexico, US. The detailed texture here is a high dynamic range close-up of the top surface of this very ancient stone. This is in the El Malpais National Monument.

Canon 5D MK II, Tamron 28-300 VC lens @77mm, 3 exposures in bright sunlight, auto exposure bracketed, edited in Aperture and with the Photomatix plugin

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new mexico, el malpais, us national monument, grants, hdr, canon, sandstone, texture, rock, textures, geology

I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    It looks like pre-historic cave paintings – wonderfu shot

  • Thanks Shulie!

    – njordphoto

  • Farah  Rose
    Farah Rosealmost 3 years ago


  • Wow! Thanks Farah!

    – njordphoto

  • BillReid
    BillReidalmost 3 years ago

    Nice Textures!

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