This image of the Right Mitten framed in between two rocks shows the shadow of the Left Mitten falling across it. The Sky was doing some amazing things behind me and I noticed that most people had truned for the sunset. I steedfast remained shooting into the park. The change in colour taking place in the Valley as the sunset came closer was amazing.
Monument Valley is located on the border of Arizona and Utah.
The right rock is slightly burned in but I am not one to play in Layers. This is a 3 image HDR processed in Photomatix Pro and given only a slight adjustment. The resulting image was then processed in CS3 with a slight adjustment to straighten the horizion and curves to add a little extra contrast. All 3 images to make the HDR were shot with a Nikon D70

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  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtover 5 years ago

    Stunning colors! Wonderful view! Great capture Andrew!

  • Thank you Jens. It is a wonderful view, one of the best.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonover 5 years ago

    Another fantastic image, Andrew. You’ve definitely got a knack for finding and creating fresh perspectives. This is beautifully framed and fantastically lit, proof that the decision to eschew the sunset was the correct one. In my book, there is nothing so pure and beautiful as late evening sun falling through dry desert air to bathe painted rocks and sandstone bluffs in golden glory. This image is a perfect illustration of why that is so, and you have enhanced the effect greatly by finding such a beautiful framing device and including the narow ribbon of twisting road that links everything together and draws the eye inward to the prized mitten. Fantastic!

    That is a wonderful complimant and I really appreciate it. When I get compliments from a person with great talent, it makes my day and I know why I come to Redbubble.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 5 years ago

    What a calming setting and time. Hues are marvelous.

  • Thank you Auntie.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 5 years ago

    Andrew, this is so beautiful! The incredible colors are pure magic!

  • Thank you very much Tibby. It really is a beautiful place.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 5 years ago

    extraordinarily spectacular Andrew, you’ve gotta do something with these!

  • Thanks Mandy, I would love to do something with them Just not sure what.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Andrew, beautifully composed, and fabulous tones.

  • Thanks Craig. I had waited for this shot when I first saw the two rocks. I’m Really happy with the result

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelover 5 years ago

    Great image Andrew

  • Thank you very much Gary

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 5 years ago

    Fantastically composed Andrew…love the tones as well..

  • Thank you Robert, I appreciate your comments.

    – Andrew Murrell

  • scoob29
    scoob29over 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Andrew.x

  • Thanks Susan

    – Andrew Murrell

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Brilliant colors and composition!

  • Thank you very much

    – Andrew Murrell

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