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Shiprock's Magical Morning



This is one of series of photos I took from Shiprock Mountain. Alone and standing at the middle of arid land of New Mexico. It was at subzero degree when I took...
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This is one of series of photos I took from Shiprock Mountain. Alone and standing at the middle of arid land of New Mexico. It was at subzero degree when I took this photo and the sun was struggling its way out in the clouds just to let me witness the beauty of Shiprock Mountain that I could ever imagine. The bone chilly winter made my nerves so numb but my eyes told me don't wink, otherwise you will never see this beauty again. Nevertheless, my mind whispered to me, "You have already recorded it in your camera and forever you will cherish this beauty." Anyway, Shiprock is a landmark of ShipRock Township in New Mexico.

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levysimons
 
levysimons March 05, 2014
amazing
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NatureLoverJJWal March 05, 2014
Levysimons, Million thanks for your comment/appreciation.
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Photo-holic March 05, 2014
Absolutely beautiful!
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NatureLoverJJWal March 05, 2014
Photo-holic, Million thanks for your comment/appreciation.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 06, 2014
wow...magic place! Love the light, tones and textures. Composition is awesome too.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
NatureLoverJJWal March 06, 2014
Sonya, Million thanks.
johnyngurthansanga
 
johnyngurthansanga March 06, 2014
Nice and cool...
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NatureLoverJJWal March 06, 2014
Million thanks John.
wc
 
wc March 07, 2014
Well done! For as cold as it was I still feel a warmth in this image. Wonderful photograph. Where in new Mexico is this located?
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski March 08, 2014
Wow what a place!
Lawlucen
 
Lawlucen March 09, 2014
Amagzing photo! I am learning so much on here!
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Arzhtatiana March 10, 2014
A great shot!
zaraprada
 
zaraprada March 22, 2014
wow! love it....! amazing ...wonderful!
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dwayne64 March 26, 2014
Fantastically Beautiful
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estercastillo08 April 06, 2014
Wonderful ! Voted
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BrianBasson April 07, 2014
A lovely entry. Voted
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kathleenweetman April 10, 2014
Jelieta such a wonderful shot...deserves a finals spot I think Voted kathleen
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KayBrewer April 12, 2014
Colors and glow are magnificent.
Voted Covers contest
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estercastillo08 April 14, 2014
Voted for Cover Photo Contest!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski April 25, 2014
VOTED
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Elyzabeth April 26, 2014
Voted :)
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estercastillo08 May 01, 2014
Voted again !
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda May 02, 2014
Me gusta mucho tu trabajo, felicitaciones
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski May 03, 2014
VOTED
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lizziemellis May 04, 2014
Stunning shot great write up well done ..Voted good luck :-)
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth May 05, 2014
Voted!
richgreene
 
richgreene May 05, 2014
Isn't this a stunning mountain? One of my favorites ever...I like the processing.
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KayBrewer May 07, 2014
beautiful light
voted Light contest
imeldanantingarcia
 
imeldanantingarcia May 15, 2014
enchanting scenery...ganda gie,so proud of u!congratz !
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brendachildersmerritt PRO+
 
brendachildersmerritt May 26, 2014
We saw this mountain from Mesa Verde on one of the overlooks. Scanning your photos is bringing back great memories of a wonderful trip! Loving all of them!
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kathleenweetman June 05, 2014
This is a masterpiece....voted
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Voted again!
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rosemarieedwards June 11, 2014
Love it! - voted
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voted Pro contest
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Flosno August 01, 2014
Superb entry....voted
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 04, 2014
super scene. voted
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voted Dream
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estercastillo08 August 25, 2014
Voted Dream Locations
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jameswalinski August 25, 2014
voted
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lizziemellis August 26, 2014
Awesome shot..voted :-)
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carlosramos August 30, 2014
Voted !
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski September 05, 2014
Voted. this is really good lighting.
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jameswalinski September 05, 2014
voted
Flosno
 
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Wonderful entry....voted
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kathleenweetman September 15, 2014
Another wonder in artistic beaurty....so lovely...voted k
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Voted in creative comp.....such a fine composition.....k
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Voted Landmarks
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voted Earth Day
Flosno
 
Flosno September 30, 2014
Great entry....voted
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loripeterson November 21, 2014
Amazing image.
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jameswalinski November 25, 2014
Love the ambience. Voted Viewbug Image of the Year!
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Voted Image of the Year
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kathleenweetman November 30, 2014
Voted IOTY..K
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Arzhtatiana December 01, 2014
A great shot! Well done! Voted for VBIY!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski December 05, 2014
so beautiful, lighting is just perfect. voted!
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kathleenweetman December 06, 2014
voted..k
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kathymuhle December 07, 2014
Gorgeous voted VBIY
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Arzhtatiana December 10, 2014
Voted for Rural...!
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Voted..Image of the year & Rural Sceneries:-)
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kathymuhle December 21, 2014
Love it - voted rural sceneries
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AlanC December 24, 2014
Love this shot, very moody and grand. Nice. Voted! :-)
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...voted Earth's Mysterious Places :-)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski May 28, 2015
This is so beautiful holy place. Voted In the Desert!
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lizziemellis May 31, 2015
Voted..in the desert contest:-)
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Arzhtatiana June 04, 2015
Voted ... In the Desert...!
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estercastillo08 June 06, 2015
Voted In the Desert
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kathleenweetman June 16, 2015
Stunning desert shot...voted Jelietta.k
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography June 18, 2015
Looks like I have a lot of competition for 'In The Desert', congratulations we are both there along with at least 3 others I follow. Guess I am following the right people :D
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onyanita June 18, 2015
yippee...congrats on making Contest Finalist. xoxoxo
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snowdon June 18, 2015
Congratulations on your finalist win in 'In The Desert' competition
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carolcardillo June 18, 2015
Congrats on being a Finalist, Gigi! Beautiful!
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KayBrewer June 19, 2015
congratulations, Gigi! Finalist in the Desert contest!!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski June 20, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
eliano42
 
eliano42 June 20, 2015
The place is so peaceful. You can feel the calmness and so fascinating. Congratulations on your Award!
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estercastillo08 June 25, 2015
Congratulations on being a finalist
elenitabonggoquinanola
 
elenitabonggoquinanola July 04, 2015
spectacular view!...
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 11, 2015
Very captivating lighting and ambience. Voted rock formation!
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kathleenweetman August 13, 2015
Write a comment STUNNING..MAGNIFICENT...WINNWER...VOTED
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MargaretteH November 22, 2015
So Unique, congratulations on your award!
Delaila
 
Delaila December 04, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
Tamilmani_Murugan
 
Tamilmani_Murugan December 26, 2015
Amazing...
lynnefindlay
 
lynnefindlay January 21, 2016
Beautiful. Enjoy very much reading your descriptions of your photos.
toddmacnevin
 
toddmacnevin January 26, 2016
Great location and great image! This shot has a film feel to me... love it!
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RFGArt February 09, 2016
Love Shiprock such an inspiring place!!
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KayBrewer March 21, 2016
voted Canyons and Red Rocks!
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 March 23, 2016
I love the desolateness, beautiful. Voted canyons and red rocks.
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kathleenweetman March 23, 2016
Voted CANYONS AND RED ROCKS....K
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lizziemellis March 25, 2016
Beatiful..voted canyons and red rocks:-)
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estercastillo08 March 28, 2016
Voted Canyons and red Rocks
careyniqawiehahn
 
careyniqawiehahn June 20, 2016
Absolutely beautiful
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 10, 2016
voted desert vistas!
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estercastillo08 July 15, 2016
Voted Desert Vistas
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JDLifeshots August 01, 2016
Beautiful capture! Voted 5,000 Landscapes.
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kathleenweetman August 01, 2016
Glorious image...voted in dramatic landscapes.k
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Elyzabeth August 06, 2016
Voted 5000 Dramatic Landscapes :)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 06, 2016
Jaw dropping- voted 500 landscape!!
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lizziemellis August 09, 2016
Voted 5000 dramatic landscapes:-)
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estercastillo08 August 10, 2016
Voted Dramatic Landscapes
AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC August 11, 2016
Great landscape! Voted in 5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo Contest. Best wishes! :-)
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman August 11, 2016
Voted ..Worldscapes...k
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 August 14, 2016
The colors are so beautiful. Voted landscapes
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estercastillo08 November 12, 2016
Voted Sweeping Landscapes
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Voted Sweeping landscapes ....voted .k
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Elyzabeth November 22, 2016
Voted Sweeping Landscapes :)
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jameswalinski April 11, 2017
Voted Desert Views!
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kathleenweetman April 23, 2017
Voted ...k
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Arzhtatiana February 16, 2018
Voted...Sunrise...!
AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC February 17, 2018
Voted. Majestic and grand! Good Job! Sunrise Or Sunset Photo Contest, best wishes! :-)
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lizziemellis February 18, 2018
Voted Sunrise or sunset:-)
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee March 20, 2020
Beautiful shot!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo in the town of Shiprock, New Mexico, USA.
Time
I took the photo at exactly 9:43 AM winter time.
Lighting
It was at the middle of winter. The sun was not really striking that harsh to my subject. It showed up enough for me to catch the shimmering golden reflection to my subject and after 20 minutes it went to hide again up in the horizon and covered with dramatic clouds which acted as great soft box into my subject.
Equipment
Canon EOS-1D X, Manfratto Tripod, Canon lens 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the story that this Shiprock is one of the Holy Rock where the Native Americans do their rituals and praying. I was also inspired by the story that this Shiprock is one of the most photographed subjects in the country. Above all I was inspired and invited by its beauty that telling you to come and check why it is very popular.
Editing
Yes I did. I took bracketed exposure to make HDR. I did it in Photoshop and Nik Software.
In my camera bag
I have 3 canon cameras with 3 canon lenses mounted in it. The specification of the lenses defends upon on what I have to shoot and what i considered in my planning. Manfratto Tripod, Trigger release, Helliopan ND filters, Heliopan circular Polarizers, Singh-Ray ND Filters,
Feedback
Preparation is one of the most important thing to consider when you will be out there to take photos. Shall we say planning. In your planning you need to consider the place and what type of lights you will be catching when you go there. Prepare for the worst especially when it is winter. Very tough when you are in the desert because nothing can cover you there so have survival kit. When you are at the point where you have your composition already so you can take shots of your subject and always be happy.

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