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Piercing the Sky
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

Jagged as a shark's tooth, Agathla Peak looms over the landscape near Kayenta in the Navajo Nation, Arizona. In Navajo the peak's name means "a lot of wool," says Martin Begaye, program manager for the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. "There used to be some sheep camps around there, and the people would do their shearing in that area," he says. "There was a lot of wool flying around from the wind."

Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Pentax 67
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100, pushed one stop
Lens: 45mm
Speed and F-Stop: About 1/250 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Broken mid-level clouds
Time of Day: 90 minutes after sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Handheld camera with gyrostabilizer and no filters

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