Factory Butte rises more than 450m from the desert floor, the most recognisable feature of a large area of stark, barren land near the Fremont River. It's bordered by Capitol Reef to the west, the Henry Mountains to the south, San Rafael Swell to the north and the San Rafael Desert to the east. The area arounf Factory Bute is characterised by mud flats bearing sparse grass and occasional bushes. The landscape is undulating grey badlands and sharp ridges completely devoid of any vegetation, surrounding a few flat-topped hills of orange-brown sandstone, of which Factory Butte is a prominent example.
When I made this image, I was lucky, as there had been raining few days prior, so I was able to find water to to use as a foreground element in my images.