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Cracked Mud Pariah Chinle, Utah While exploring the Pariah Chinle Desert in Utah I came across a patch of cracked earth ... a spot in which a little bit of water pooled up, turned to mud, and then dried, causing cracks to form. I always love the shapes and patterns that it creates. I've taken photos of cracked mud before and I love the way that each patch has its own unique shape, form, and mood. I love the geometric shapes that they create. So what is this?! I took a standard photo of mud-cracks ... one with a standard red-brown color, nice texture, some interesting shapes ... and ran it through a new Photoshop plugin by Topaz Labs called "Glow". After fiddling with some of the settings I loved the crazy abstract look that resulted in this. Love it? Hate it? I find something kind of crazy and awesome about it. Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S: 55mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO 100

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