This is a stunning "portrait". Love the balance, the way the lone tree element stands out, and the drama of the dark overhead. I think the color manipulation was a bit too extreme, I would have gone with a more subtle treatment.
The Badlands region in the Utah is famous for its arid and unforgiving landscape, which is decorated by sharp and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give bir