Red Cathedral

The red cathedral ia a rock formation seen in this image from Zabriskie point in Death Valley National Park.

These cliffs are debris of a former alluvial fan sitting on top of soft mudstone. Oxidation of Iron creates the red color.

It was evening a Photographers were gathered at Zabriskie Point. One Photographer ask me why I was shooting and went on to tell me how bad the light was and how I was wasting my time. The sad thing besides his lack of vision was that the other photographers heard him and didn’t raise their cameras.