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Monument Valley
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BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 24, 2014
stunning shot
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel October 07, 2014
This one gets it. This image has many good elements of photography. This is a winner.
NaturallyMitchRothman PRO+
NaturallyMitchRothman October 07, 2014
Thanks for sharing your comments. I appreciate your input and glad you like it.
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan July 27, 2015
What a lovely POV!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 10, 2016
Perfect!!
gordonrobson PRO
 
gordonrobson August 18, 2016
Awesome Capture Did love monument Valley
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 16, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.

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Behind The Lens

Location
The view is facing west at dawn in the Utah desert near Monument Valley. I was prone in the middle of the highway to get the shot.. I love the castle looking rocks set against the darker clouds behind the rocks. It has a whisical Yellow Brick Roadish feel about it.
Time
The sun is just breaking above the horizon in the early summer morning. I had slept in my SUV thr night before so that I captured the morning light.
Lighting
The early dawn lighting gives great depth to all the surrounding rock formations. The low angle also provides great contrast and texture in the roadway surface.
Equipment
I was using a Canon EOS 7D with apperture set at f/8 and exposure time 1/2000. All the lighting was provided by Mother Nature!
Inspiration
The splendor of the sun illuminating the beauty of desert and the surrounding red rock formations. I had to come away with at least one good image after spending the night in the desert awaiting sunrise.
Editing
The contrast, color and sharpness were each enhanced in the raw image.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 7D camera; Tamron 18 - 270 mm (great all-purpose lens) and Canon Macro EF 100 mm lenses. I often hike with a light weight tripod and carry extra batteries, a polarizng filter and a neutral density filter.
Feedback
The outdoor lighting for this type landscape photography is best at dawn and dusk when the Sun's low angle creates dark shadows and bright highlights giving great depth and contrast to your image.

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