This is 3 exposures blended together using my advanced Photoshop tonality control and multiple exposure blending techniques. I produced a video detailing these techniques, it's available here:

I've spent a lot of time in this canyon. I scouted this spot the day before, but had a hard time capturing a solid beam. I came back and was able to capture what I had pre-visualized. The beam is so thick because we had a volunteer tossing sand in the air creating a solid dust cloud.

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