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The Valley
The Valley

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Monument Valley, AZ border with UT
Date: Aug 16, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

Monument Valley at Sunrise. It was awfully early to get this shot...but it was worth it. I grew up in the southwest, but moved out of the area before I got into photography. I finally got the chance in 2007 to trek around the southwest to take pictures of the amazing world I grew up in!

Place: 105 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.2275
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 6.1807
Avg (non-participants): 6.3433
Views since voting: 1165
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 233
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/28/2008 12:10:15 PM
Beautiful image! I am proud to be right next to yours image. I love the lighting and the partial silhouette of the landscape.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:29:53 PM
This is why I love the desert so much - such amazing landscapes to work with.
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01/27/2008 06:35:09 PM
nice to see it in sunrise instead of sunset.
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01/27/2008 12:27:07 AM
Monument Valley is an incredible place. You managed a great shot shooting into the sun. Beautiful!
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01/26/2008 08:58:03 PM
Nicely composed and processed. Good luck. 7.
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01/24/2008 10:33:22 PM
I like how you included foreground in this.
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01/24/2008 01:32:36 AM
Wow. As someone who hasn't been to this part of the world, you've done a great job of conveying to me what it looks like. The sky is stunning, from rich blues to warm and light oranges, with beautifully lit clouds. The sun and its flare help convey the emotion that you surely felt while you were there. The shadows play beautifully off the little plants, and the warm tones in the rocks in the foreground add to the scene perfectly.

Should anyone complain about the blown highlights in the sun, the dark shadows in the rock structure, or the lens flare, they are sadly missing this photograph for what it really is.

Excellent job!
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01/22/2008 01:25:03 PM
Great placement of the sun. I like that you didn't lose any of the details.
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01/22/2008 12:28:42 PM
I love this moody picture. I'm glad to did not brighten up the dark areas. 10
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01/21/2008 07:30:50 PM
Overall too dark for me.
01/21/2008 02:08:31 PM
A great perspective on this one, it looks like you're at the same level as the clouds. Great photo.
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01/21/2008 01:33:50 PM
Why is the upper part of the sky so dark? I like the mood you were trying to get but that top part kinda looks weird.
01/21/2008 08:14:38 AM
Wow, way to capture a sunrise! Very well done.
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01/21/2008 01:46:48 AM
Lovely shot, the gold colours and light make it stunning! 9
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