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22 Comments | Report
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 29, 2015
Congratulations on your Award, Very remarkable landscape!
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you so much!
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude January 29, 2015
Great POV, vivid colors... Congrats!
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you so much!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco January 29, 2015
Congratulations! This is GORGEOUS!
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DutchTouch January 30, 2015
Thank you so much!
nsyyoung
 
nsyyoung February 03, 2015
This is a lovely landscape, full of drama from the dead wood on up. Congratulations on your award!
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DutchTouch February 08, 2015
Thank you very much appreciated!
susanneradke
 
susanneradke April 29, 2015
Lovely composition, lieke the stormy sky and the colours!
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DutchTouch April 30, 2015
Thank you so much Susanne!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 25, 2015
Amazing capture, nice work. - Jake
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DutchTouch May 25, 2015
Thank you Jake, Appreciated!
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texaaronpueschel July 23, 2015
Outstanding Southwest shot. Voted.
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DutchTouch July 29, 2015
Thank you very much!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography November 20, 2015
Great shot! Love the perspective!
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DutchTouch November 21, 2015
Thank you so much!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 20, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your wins!!
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DutchTouch November 21, 2015
Thank you so much!
gek1701
 
gek1701 June 07, 2016
A stunning shot!!
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DutchTouch June 08, 2016
Thank you so much!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 09, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
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DutchTouch June 09, 2016
Thank you so much Debbie!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 09, 2016
Congrats,Congrats,Congrats!! シ
Witmar
 
Witmar June 11, 2016
great shot
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DutchTouch June 11, 2016
Thank you Witmar!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 17, 2016
Beautifully presented! Congrats on all your awards with this gorgeous shot!
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DutchTouch July 20, 2016
Thank you so much Nina!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 02, 2016
Congrats again John!
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DutchTouch August 02, 2016
Thank you so much Debbie
markfastidio
 
markfastidio April 26, 2017
Wow shot
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DutchTouch April 26, 2017
Thank you Mark!
beeoxierrod
 
beeoxierrod April 26, 2017
GORGEOUS!!
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DutchTouch April 26, 2017
Thank you Bee!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 13, 2017
Stunning!
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DutchTouch September 13, 2017
Appreciated very much!
franklinabbott PRO+
 
franklinabbott December 26, 2017
Love it
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DutchTouch December 26, 2017
Appreciated Franklin!
Andyidd54
 
Andyidd54 January 17, 2019
Beautiful
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DutchTouch January 17, 2019
Thank you Andy!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 December 06, 2019
My kind of photo. The triangle effect works! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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DutchTouch Jan 04
Appreciated Eddie!????
dcnick96 PRO
 
dcnick96 Jan 04
Fantastic shot. I was just there a couple of months ago. Such a majestic place. Thanks for joining my challenge!
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DutchTouch Jan 04
3Ms Magical, Majestic and Monumental! Thank you for creating a challenge!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Monument Valley in the Navajo Reservation! This part is just in the southern Utah border. This is probably one of the most photographed areas in the Southwest! My grandfather took pictures and then painted his version on convas! It is a rather magical place to be at anytime!
Time
This was taken around early afternoon as thunderstorms were moving in and out of the area!
Lighting
Rolling thunderstorms but on the light side made the whole feel interesting as I am not a fan of a cloudless sky! The darker sky also contributed to the richer color of this beautiful red sand
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D and Canon 17-40 L and this was shot at 17mm focal length
Inspiration
I have always been intriged by the southwest and especially Monument Valley and even though most of my photography is wildlife and macro I also dable in landscapes when I am in the right setting and this scene presented itself! I walked around until I found the perfect foreground to accompany these majestic sandstone buttes!
Editing
I use Lightroom and used a light HDR plugin app and added a little contrast and vibrance!
In my camera bag
I usually have my Canon 5D MK III, Canon 7D MK II and Canon 17-40/f4 L, Canon 100/f2.8 Macro L and Canon 400/f5.6 L and Tripod
Feedback
Landscapes almost always needs something interesting in the foreground. Driftwood in this case but a boulder, crow, bush, sage, rabbit or rattlesnake?? Leading horse tracks! I have taken many pictures in Monument Valley but the shots on this day were my favorite because of the ominous and interesting sky! Unfortunately weather is hard to control so luck is needed as well!

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