These bizarre rocks are made of sandstone, which is very soft and therefore erodes very easily. The area gets plenty of rain, which speeds the process up considerably.
This particular location is far away from the beaten track - even most of the locals have never been here. That makes it the perfect place for night photography, which is what we did with the group.
I waited until the sun had set before I started the 4-minute exposure, during which I illuminated the rocks with a flash.
The orange glow on the clouds was not visible with the bare eyes, but they showed up after building up color during the 4 minutes of exposing.
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