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Rising Sun Hits the Wall

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 31 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

It was still early morning in Monument Valley. The sun was up and this great stone wall was just across our balcony at the Navajo hotel (called The View) in which we stayed. Incredible place! World class hotel, and scenery to match.

With a little bit of imagination turned loose, this could almost be mistaken for a Mars-scape, or something extra-worldly.

NIKON D80 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 500 32 mm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

I really like this one.

31 Jul 2010 5:27am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

strong shot

31 Jul 2010 7:50am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The beauty is almost outwordly, brilliant shot my friend!

31 Jul 2010 10:56am

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Staying there at The View, must have been wonderful. I looked at their website and what an interesting building with every room facing east. Your image is bold and beautiful! *****

31 Jul 2010 4:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning!

31 Jul 2010 5:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PS - did you do Monument Valley as a part of being at Ghost Ranch, or was it separate?

31 Jul 2010 5:14pm

@john4jack: Stayed at Ghost Ranch in the high desert mesas of northern NM for a week. I was participating in a photography/spirituality conference there. Then on our own, we took off west and went to Monument Valley, then Grand Canyon, then Sedona and environs, then Winslow, then Painted Desert/Petrified Forest. Put about 1200 miles on our rental car, circling from Albuquerque north to Santa Fe, north again to Ghost Ranch, then west to the other destinations, then north, then east from Sedona back to Albuquerque. A big circle tour; rental cars cheaper when you return to where you got them.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, bravo, Glenn. This is great! I love the rich colors, and surely could be another planet.

31 Jul 2010 7:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow! The warm light making the red rocks glow is always spectacular and this is no exception.

31 Jul 2010 9:42pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful warm light and colours tones and a good composition as well! you managed the exposure nicely to keep details in the sky and clouds - that would have been easy to blow out but you prevented it from happening!

1 Aug 2010 11:38am

NIKON D80
1/100 second
F/5.0
ISO 500
32 mm

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