Once again - my lucky day, when I met the rainbow over the Mountain Valley. This time I decided not to reduce the noise in the sky, perhaps it is better.
Monument Valley provides perhaps the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. The isolated red mesas and buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years for movies, adverts and holiday brochures. Because of this, the area may seem quite familiar, even on a first visit, but it is soon evident that the natural colours really are as bright and deep as those in all the pictures. The valley is not a valley in the conventional sense, but rather a wide flat, sometimes desolate landscape, interrupted by the crumbling formations rising hundreds of feet into the air, the last remnants of the sandstone layers that once covered the entire region.
- after wikipedia
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Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-21 19:55
What a nice shotHenryk, that's a very very nice compo. Exelent point of vue of this rainbow. Well done.
bend1k (934) 2006-07-21 19:56
henryk, really nice one. you said this time you didnt reduce the noise, rainbows must be appearing often in your place. we just get to see one every year or so in our place.
BettinaMarie (666) 2006-07-21 20:19
An opportunity to take a photo of such an amazing scene is a blessing...the composition and color is fantastic along with the pov. You did justice to this beautiful place.
Bettina Marie =0)
marom (467) 2006-07-21 20:42
This is a proof that you stopped taking pictures and you started painting with your camera. The photo looks like an illustration from a children’s fairytale book. This is not a scenery any more, it’s a scene with perfectly set light and shadows. Absolutely perfect photo.
mmerege (229) 2006-07-21 20:49
I've just chosen this shot as one of my favorites.
Ps.did you visit the John Wayne's Museum at Monument Valley ?
AROBN54 (11475) 2006-07-21 21:10
This picture is just beyond description. Colors, composition, mood, lighting - everything is just total perfection. This should be a tourism photo for Utah. I'd visit. :))) One of my favorites.
Fon (2302) 2006-07-21 21:46
Show of the nature, spectacular picture, I liked the light and colors, excellent work.
hizbul (171) 2006-07-21 22:13
I though It was the shape of the moon you had here, It's so amazing how the rainbow could form such a perfect curves, TFS
mbasil (2129) 2006-07-21 22:14
Magnifient, Henryk. The composition is great, especially the whole rainbow and the "monuments." The lighting is great. I played with a noise filter and it does knock down the noise, but I lost some of the details in the rocks. You might try it on a low level on the full sized photo, though.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-07-21 23:22
Definitely!!! It is not every day that you can catch something so spectacular like this. Very beautiful and very well done.
bigric (2873) 2006-07-22 0:47
What a great place to take photos. It is so hard to get the full rainbow in any shot with such good colours.TFS Richard
Kirych (2707) 2006-07-22 1:03
Excellent warm light and contrast rainbow with dark storm sky!
Ulishna (2268) 2006-07-22 1:17
Henryk, it's wonderful picture by light and you!
rmatthews (945) 2006-07-22 1:39
Very nice picture...very well done. I like the 'noise' in the sky. Very, very nice.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-07-22 2:00
Swietne!!!!!! Wspaniale swiatlo, ktore podkresla tlo, niesamowite chmury, z ktorych wylania sie miejscami tecza i tecza! Rewelacja!
jjcordier (79297) 2006-07-22 2:11
Incredible and fantastic photo, Henryk! All is perfect!
veve (4189) 2006-07-22 3:11
You really were at the right time!
The rainbow, the light and the shadow,everything looks wonderful!
atus (15856) 2006-07-22 3:25
Great, simply fantastic! Very well captured and composed. Congratulations and have a nice WE!
gelor (3229) 2006-07-22 3:25
Superbe nature et superbe photo. Un moment privilégié dont le rendu est magnifique. Un très grand bravo !
Graal (102752) 2006-07-22 3:32
to siê nazywa mieæ fart - taki widok i aparat pod rêk±. Piêkny widok w niezwyk³ym miejscu. Dobra robota.
greg64g (11193) 2006-07-22 4:06
What a superb shot, your tittle is just perfect the ligth is just perfect to offer you a great moment.
rewshearer (682) 2006-07-22 4:16
You're not kidding, it was your lucky day! Mind you, it's also about making sure you were in the right place at the right time! But - great capture of an absolutely beautiful scene.
livermore (1631) 2006-07-22 4:54
Que c'est beau et grandiose!
daddo (26754) 2006-07-22 4:58
I was beginning to feel unispired after looking at countless ordinary shots and then I came across yours. Majestic, uplifting scene, captured without compromising the light and the colours. Excellent work. My compliments. Klaudio
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-07-22 5:08
Buna ne söylenir ki, magnificent...
capthaddock (28790) 2006-07-22 12:29
Pure magic, you can aalso add this to the decisive moment category, what an eye popping sight, you could easily make $ out of this, not using a noise filter was the right choice in this case.
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-07-22 15:54
Noooo,I can't say anything ....just PERFECT!!!Congratulations,congratulations and again congratulations!!
Thank you, Henryk
All the best
boonie (779) 2006-07-22 20:03
There is nothing to say the picture speaks for it self. Perfection in all possible aspects. Hats off to you - thank you for sharing. I'm sorry I can only give 2 points.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-07-23 6:28
I think this is the better picture I've seen of this famous place.
The light couldn't be better and the rainbow is a huge plus.
Great great great !!!
naturelover (306) 2006-07-23 13:50
Just breathtaking Henryk,
You've really captured a spectacular shot here with the rain, and the rainbow. The lighting is perfect with all it's soft, vivid colours and detail. AAA+++ Janice
AgaA (2636) 2006-07-24 6:52
Tyle na raz w jednym zdjeciu - piekne miejsce, fantastyczne swiatlo i cudowna tecza - moge pozazdroscic szczescia, ale tez umiejetnosci wykorzystania takiej chwili. Dobra robota :)
euryan (8440) 2006-07-24 10:20
The man up stairs must really like you! This is even better than the last photo you posted of the Monument Valley rainbow. Now I'm super duper jealous. You have done a wonderful job capturing this spectacular light. I really like the color tones on the rocks. Looks great.
Quentin (5280) 2006-07-24 12:29
Woow !! This photo is really great. That was an unique occasion
to get such a beautiful light and rainbow of this incredible
landscape. Congratulation ! Cheers
baba_flies (8829) 2006-07-25 6:55
This is absolutely beautiful. Not only that you were lucky but you did a super nice job here. I always get excited with these things and I end up in "misery". So so nice.
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-07-25 7:29
Henryk, this one is just priceless. incredible shot! being in the righ place at the right time is one thing, but capturing is so well: GREAT work.
asanak (1972) 2006-07-25 18:09
Hi Henryk ,
I enjoy it very much, it is very poetic.
i like Dof and the wonderful background.colours are excellent.
excellent composition, perfect sharpness and contrast.
rosaline (0) 2006-07-26 3:31
Can't beat this one, it's light is pretty special. The rainbow looks unreal. I certainly haven't seen one like this. The colour of the landscape is quite rich too. Altogether, a stunning piece of work and you were lucky to be there at the right time. Great stuff.
Baileys (667) 2006-07-26 18:41
rzeczywiscie, miales szczescie z ta tecza, ale tez wykorzystales te chwile bezblednie. widok, ktory uchwyciles, jest az nierealny, swiatlo fantastyczne. Zachwycajace, jakie cuda natura tworzy i jakimi widokami obdarza.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-07-29 16:14
Wow Henryk - this was sure your lucky evening. I don't think I have ever seen such an impressive view of a rainbow. The dramatic clouds and the gorgeous light adds a lot to make this an outstanding shot.
Really really nice.
Nottinghill (1089) 2006-08-03 3:36
Szczęśliwy moment i dobrze wykorzystany. Jeśli robiłeś w RAW to możnaby spróbować trochę skorygować prześwietlenie na górze łuku. Pozdrawiam. Marek
fabioski (60) 2006-08-05 21:25
jverkamman (2291) 2006-08-06 16:16
Hi Henryk, Extraordinary photo, mystic light and good capture.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-08-06 16:19
Incredible picture. All has been said. I really like, it's wonderfull.
nanauhauer (761) 2006-08-07 8:43
For sure a lucky evening.
Great coposition with fantastic components.
The light and sharpness are great.
vapours (8264) 2006-08-09 21:38
Beautiful shot Henryk, everything about this is perfectl. The golden colour, the mist/rain and that rainbow which stretches through the whole frame. Great work.
flagman (298) 2006-08-19 11:01
Quite simply one of the best landscapes I have seen on TE! I bet you couldn't believe your luck when the rainbow appeared! Fantastic photo, and with the 'lowly' kit lens as well! Excellent work, straight to my favs and now I am convinced I must go there!
rasmis (291) 2006-10-10 19:21
You were really lucky. But also you see this scene and take its photo perfectly. Being at the right place at the right time is sometimes luck but also to take the chance in such a good way is ability. Thanks for this very beautiful shot.
Andre-H (1271) 2006-10-13 1:44
A mysteriously beautiful place presented in incredible lighting conditions... and your photograph does this event justice. Cheers,
coco (30439) 2006-10-13 11:34
Really you were lucky. Splendid the moment and, of course, the photo.
Haymotion (2753) 2006-10-17 5:44
Très belle composition !
Moment unique et magnifique
Luminosité et contraste bien géré
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-10-21 15:27
Astonishing moment with so beautiful colors & POV, you are really lucky ;) TFS
henrytf (985) 2007-01-04 5:32
What a magical photograph.
You were probably lucky to take this picture but without the photographer's vision, skill and sang froid, it wouldn't certainly have been so good.
You were right not to reduce the noise, it reinforces the rain effect that suits the dramatic atmosphere.
belido (19934) 2007-05-10 13:24
this is not only your lucky evening, it's ours too!!! Magnificent shot. Do we need more words? I don't think so...
Viera (948) 2007-05-12 2:11
really nice shot of this rainbow.Well done
lucinka (9976) 2007-06-19 11:49
Hello Henryk, one more photo to comment on. I am big rainbow fan and I think I will never get enough of them. You've captured here really dramatic scene with fantastic light. This is truly outstanding shot of Monument Valley. Well done. Lucie
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2007-07-05 23:58
You are a lucky guy, Hendryk. What a wonderful panorama. Excellent composition. Well done. Rgds, Michael
LamCam (3603) 2007-07-11 2:04
You really kept a cool head and captured this beautifully. This shot demonstrates the power of photography to capture the fleeting vision.
Best wishes Maggie
agrin (108) 2007-10-15 19:42
I don't say it too often, but WOW!
And your title is perfect.
trekks (14348) 2007-10-15 20:17
say no more, i like this image! perfect frame
deud (1920) 2008-04-09 23:45
what a beautiful view! great rainbow, light, colors. very well done. tfs
codiac (1756) 2008-06-24 16:08
Amazing shot, wonderful light and drama and the rainbow is the icing on the cake.
garrbus (210) 2008-09-04 10:07
Excelent moment, superb composition. Nice light.
jpinkham (870) 2009-05-24 17:38
I had to go to the bottom of a very long line to add a critique to this one, Henryk. I'm glad I chanced upon your work again. I noticed you were one of the initial critiquers of my work when I first joined up several years ago. So I thought I'd do a virtual visit.
This is magnificent: the clarity of the rainbow, the lighting on the monuments, the shimmering, sulky clouds beneath that prismatic arc. I like the way you fit the whole arc in the frame. It was luck, perhaps, to see this moment, but fine skill in the execution.
cindur (18) 2010-02-23 18:32
its so really amazing photo.. congrat...
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-04-13 9:39
Great Shot !
svefay (810) 2010-04-13 9:48
vaavvv, what is that!
Zbychu (0) 2010-05-11 21:47
Lucky You :^)
Great shot, tfs
kaylanurul (18) 2010-09-20 6:19
marcocig (781) 2010-09-27 6:11
Super compo, super light, super view, super....LUCK!!!! :)
Homerhomer (4080) 2010-10-05 7:50
A Gift from God!!! I can't even imagine the feeling you must have experience being there in person.
cmac66 (406) 2011-02-23 11:28
Noel_Byrne (31008) 2011-12-21 5:52
Luck and skill combined beautifully to bring an amazing picture. There is not a single thing about this shot that is not fantastic, but I really love the dust in the air. Incredible location for a rainbow. Nicely done, and thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Henryk Sadura (benkrut) (2407)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon XT 350D, Canon 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Full Rainbow, Iconic Western USA National Parks photos, Geological Wonders, Rainbows, Artistic Images on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-21 19:52
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