About 15,000 years ago, when the Mojave Desert wasn't a desert, there was a large inland lake now known as Lake Mannix. Somehow, either by an earthquake or torrential rain, the waters of the lake breached the shoreline and poured quickly out to lower ground. This massive flooding tore through the Earth creating Afton Canyon, the 'Grand Canyon' of the Mojave. This is my effort fooling around trying to save shots taken with my old nikon 990. I found two exposures taken pre-dawn and made an hdr. There was a lot of problems with chromatic abberations(?), so after much screwing with it I came up with this look.