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Morning in Monument Valley

 
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May 13, 2012 13:43 |  #1

I experienced another lesson in patience a few weeks back when I went through Monument Valley. There were probably 12-15 people there to shoot the sunrise, but it was bitterly cold and windy. The sunrise itself was so-so, but not spectacular.

EDIT - I wouldn't normally post this shot, but I wanted to show how it was before most people left, as compared to later.

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Most of the people left after snapping a few shots, and I kept shooting just in case...I've walked away from sunsets & sunrises too early, so when I can I try to stick around a bit longer. Fortunately, I was rewarded with a sun ray shooting through the clouds...and then another...and another...at the end, there was only one other guy out there shooting. Glad I took my fleece, gloves and underarmour, it really was cold and windy! And I'm not 100% sure of the editing results/colors, neither of my monitors is calibrated and these shots look different on each one. :lol:

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May 13, 2012 14:38 |  #2

#2 does it for me!


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May 13, 2012 15:07 |  #3

2 and 3 are stunning shots




  
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May 13, 2012 15:26 |  #4

Very nice! Sun rays through clouds can really make an image!

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May 13, 2012 15:53 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #5

Awesome. Patience is a virtue. :cool:


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May 13, 2012 16:24 |  #6

Wow, those are are gorgeous. #2 and #3 really blow me away, what a shot!


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May 13, 2012 16:28 as a reply to  @ katgrl82's post |  #7

Excellent!


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May 13, 2012 18:46 |  #8

I really like the 1st one, it looks almost surreal. If you did it right, you could give it a desolate wasteland feel (albeit it wouldn't be a photo anymore, just digital art)

#3 should be framed and placed on your wall.

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May 13, 2012 19:19 |  #9

Great shots! Love 2 and 3!


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May 13, 2012 20:41 |  #10

Second shot really pops and the B&W image us a classic!




  
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May 13, 2012 21:31 |  #11

#2 is pretty awesome!


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May 14, 2012 00:45 |  #12

Nice rays. Wow.
I'd try the second cropped 2.35x1 like a long movie screen.


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May 14, 2012 08:59 |  #13

Great shot. Both are nice, but the second is spectacular. Good job on waiting around.


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May 14, 2012 09:12 |  #14

Love the shots. Looks like they were taken from the room I stayed in at the View. I know what You mean about waiting. I got up early and it was foggy at sunrise so I went back to bed. When I got up an hour later the clouds had broken and It was nice but I missed the "Golden Hour". Post more?




  
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May 14, 2012 09:32 as a reply to  @ Desertrat's post |  #15

Love the sun rays and shadow cast in number 2. Nice job!


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