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Goblin Valley



Goblin Valley, Utah USA

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Goblin Valley is a relatively small area that showcases hundreds of intricately eroded rocks. Just walking among these sculpted sandstone formations gives you a feeling of exploring another planet.

The unusual stone shapes in Goblin Valley result from the weathering of sandstone. They consist of debris eroded from older highlands and redeposited on a former tidal flat of alternating layers of sandstone, siltstone and shale. The surrounding rocks show evidence of being near an ancient sea with the dynamic flow of tides and tidal channels that directed currents back to the sea and coastal sand dunes.

During my short visit to Goblin Valley, I was able to observe the changing light and shadows that drastically change the landscape from hour to hour - resulting in totally unique and sometimes challenging exposure dilemmas.

“Goblin Valley” is one of my favorite panoramic images from that area, as it captures crazy foreground formations as well as completely different ones in the background.

2017 EPSON Int'l Pano Awards Bronze Award

ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice Award 2020

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