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Sun is coming soon

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 30 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Too early for colors to show, the morning was new and the sun hadn't quite made its blazing appearance above the distant mesas and buttes of Monument Valley. In the soft, gray light that filled the valley, this one iconic formation seemed to really stand out in shadow-silhouette, as if gently anticipating the approach of the coming day.

This is not a BW image.

NIKON D80 1/1600 second F/5.0 ISO 500 190 mm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

cool anti light shot..from this view u've selected..its a bit mysterious :)

30 Jul 2010 5:35am

@The MaJor: There is an edge of mystery to this amazing terrain.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Amazing grey scale, love the silhouette Glenn :)

30 Jul 2010 11:25am

@Lorraine: Strictly the available light showing. Thank you Lorraine.

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

In the dawn's early light ... the magnificence of the formation is formidable!

30 Jul 2010 11:47am

@Judy aka Ladybug: Thanks Judy.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

When I left 3 weeks ago you were posting birds and oil spill related photo. I just went back to catch up with what I missed and was surprised that I was looking at New Mexico, etc. I enjoyed looking and reading. Wonderful series!

30 Jul 2010 1:13pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks Barbara. I appreciate your coming back. Your Glacier NP series of shots is giving me a charge; it's one of the places on my top five to-visit sites in North America. Even with the big distances, I'm thinking maybe we can pull it off, along with Yellowstone/Grand Tetons, in one major Western 2 week jaunt. My big question is what city to fly into (from Florida) to get us in a reasonable rent-a-car driving distance.

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

It's the state of Michigan's missing mitten! You have found her mate.

30 Jul 2010 5:04pm

@Amanda: I think this formation is known as "the Mitten" or something like that. Your Michigan-trained eye spotted its characteristics quite well. Haha!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool! That is a great place.

30 Jul 2010 5:38pm

@Steve Rice: It was definitely a trip highlight for me in the midst of a lot of highlights.

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Did you ever sleep out there? :)

Nice image, Glenn.

30 Jul 2010 6:02pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Thanks John! And one of the great benefits of coming into Mountain Daylight Time from Eastern Daylight Time is that your internal clock stays tuned to Eastern time for a while, so getting up at dawn in AZ/UT is like getting up between 7:15-8:15 am, EDT. Sleep would happen, but there was some flex in the mornings.

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

BTW, you are now officially linked on the new blog on my web site. http://wilson-of-waterbury-photographer.com/Blog_Word_Press.html

30 Jul 2010 8:30pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Oh and thank you for this singular honor. I am delighted to be linked to your great new site.

Jen Meers from Edmonton, Canada

Wow, impressive and it's not b & w!

30 Jul 2010 9:35pm

@Jen Meers: :-) Thank you.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful in silhouette.

30 Jul 2010 11:41pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks Ralph.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ah, ..."morning has broken, like the first morning..." I love this image to portray the lyrics from a Cat Steven's song. One of my favorites. Great soft light on this monument.

31 Jul 2010 7:09pm

1/1600 second
ISO 500
190 mm