East of the eastern entrance of Capitol Reef National Park Utah Highway 24 passes through an area of low Bentonite hills beyond which lies the sandstone uplift of the Caineville Reef. Not nearly as spectacular as its tortured and rocky sibling to the west, the Caineville Reef nonetheless offers a small world of sinuous abstraction and intimate landscape to those who enter its crooked realms.

A focal length of 280mm allowed for a narrowed field-of-view that incorporated a small section of Bentonite hills with a slice of the rising reef in the background. It also allowed for magnification and compression of the elements in the field-of-vision. An aperture of f/20 provided depth-of-field from the camera-to-subject distance and with a shutter speed of 1/15th second at ISO 100 gave me an overall medium exposure.

This land is administered by the Bureau of Land Management for the benefit of all of us. This is our public land, our common wealth. Its Beauty is our responsibility to preserve and protect. It is part of the larger San Rafael Desert which contains some of the most amazing scenery in Southern Utah.