When we first arrived at Monument Valley this day the sky was mostly overcast but very late in the afternoon the clouds started breaking up and the sun angle fell below the clouds that were still there.
As we were taking our 2nd drive through the valley that day we noticed a cloud formation above the Left (or West) Mitten that reminded us of smoke signals.
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PJE (20758) 2012-06-17 17:30
Gregory you really managed to capture this one at the optimum time making the monument look like the smoke stack etc. Excellent lighting and great timing for this perspective.
npecanhuk (68210) 2012-06-17 18:57
Wonderful natural spot!
Superb picture with special regards to the exposure, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-06-17 19:39
A really stunning image - great and fortuitous timing, along with deep colors and clarity. The interplay of light and shadow create a sense of the massive scope of the place, and add to the sense of mystery and wonder you so perfectly capture here.
HimalAnda (10011) 2012-06-17 23:14
The golden light is beautiful. I also like your composition with the horizon line very low in the picture, allowing us to enjoy the nice sky and its clouds.
emka (82638) 2012-06-17 23:16
Fantastic view of the monument Valley, the dream place of everyone, specially who liked western films in youth. Wonderful light abd this clouds looks really amazing. Magnificent photo.
Zolive (5935) 2012-06-18 0:01
Another wonderful picture of the famous Monument Valley with the cloud in the sky. The title is well choosen and remember me a lot of western movies. Congratulations.
cargus (8837) 2012-06-18 0:39
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
csabagaba (6626) 2012-06-18 1:27
Good insight excellent technical execution. The title is fitting. In short, it is now, "came together" :-)
dta (69442) 2012-06-18 2:24
Hello Gregory ,
I 'd not yet pictures of Monument Valley in my theme "most beautiful landscapes on Eart" . What an oversight !
So , this one is perfect , to repair this forgetting . This capture is outstanding , with a great light and a fantastic sky .
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-06-18 3:07
nice catch, however it cld be mr impressive if y didn't play with the blue!
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-18 6:30
Excellent capture of natures sculpture , the cloud over the rocky structure is giving it a mystical appearance .. .The atmosphere created is just so inviting ..
Good composition ..Very well done.
CLODO (31172) 2012-06-18 10:22
the indians are going to attack you! Superb composition enhanced by the lateral light, some cloufs give a shadow on the mitten, varying their color. Cherry on the cake: the cloud seeming to issue from the top.
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-06-18 10:51
the dark clouds add something to this well known landscape... something may happens !
moreover, you caught a fine light and your colours are well contrasted.
Bournazel (0) 2012-06-19 10:22
the dramatic sky enhances this well known landscapre very much
lilito (3498) 2012-06-21 1:12
Tu es arrivé precisement au moment où la chéminée s'ait mit à fumer?
Excellente image, bravo!
Alfoja (672) 2012-06-29 8:33
Such a light, such a picture!
annjackman (20371) 2012-07-04 13:23
A very eye-catching cloud formation that looks like smoke rising from the butte. Lovely light and colours. You have captured the mystique of this vast desert landscape very well.
kabel (1865) 2013-02-25 19:50
Hello, excellent light that illuminates the mitten so wonderfully. Good contrast. This is so fascinating and in many ways exemplifies what a great landscape photo is.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-09-09 14:41
Great light in this amazing composition. Regards
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4794)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon 17-40mm F4 L USM, Compact Flash 8 GB, Circular polarising filter
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les plus beaux paysages du monde ... suite . [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-17 15:18
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