The Eggs of Bisti-Sunset in the Desert Wilderness

The setting sun highlights the rock formations at the Egg Factory in the Bisti Wilderness Area in New Mexico.

The Eggs of Bisti
The setting sun highlights the rock formations at the Egg Factory in the Bisti Wilderness Area in New Mexico.

The Bisti Wilderness Area in northeastern New Mexico is an amazing place. I spent an evening and morning there earlier this month on my way back from a trip out to California. I had never been there before, but had the GPS coordinates for most of the interesting features in the area. You would spend hours trying to find them on your own! Hoodoos, wings, and strange rocks of all colors are spread around the area. I got there with just a couple of hours remaining before sunset, so I headed straight for this area called the Egg Factory. The clouds had been building up nicely in the afternoon and I was looking forward to an awesome sunset. After hiking a mile and a half, I crested a hill and there the rocks were. I wandered around looking for compositions and got my equipment setup. This is one of the first shots I took. I really liked the warm colors from the setting sun on the "eggs". I took a couple of other shots and then setup my sunset shot. Unfortunately, the clouds began to dissipate quickly and were gone by last light!


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