The "Cow Pies" does not refer to the black rocks in this image.
"Cow Pies" is a name given for a series of very large round flat formations of rocks
that appear as cow pies when viewed from further up the steep and winding Schnebley
Hill Road. See this view at: http://www.pbase.com/image/76749859
While I won't reveal all my secrets, this is a five image pano.
This area is best photographed in the early morning, rather than mid to late afternoon,
when I took these shots. So I was shooting into the sun. I waited until a cloud
passed over and then shot 5 images as quickly as possible. I did this several
times with different clouds and chose the best series to make this image