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Monument Valley, a Navajo Nation heritage park, is a spectacular sight at dusk, when the buttes throw elongated shadows across the landscape. This image was taken from the View hotel inside the park.

(This image uses 3 exposures +/2 AEB, f5.6/77/11, Captured on a Canon 5D and a Tamron 28-300 lens, then tonemapped in Photomatix Final processing done in Apple’s Aperture.)

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  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful scene…….Great capture!

  • Thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    This is lovely njordphoto!! Those elongated shadows really add to the image at this angle, aye?! Beautiful colours in that country too! :))

  • Thanks, Vicki! It’s a very martian-like atmosphere there.

    – njordphoto

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    I’m absolutely in awe … exquisite color … amazing depth … everything looks almost 3D!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

  • Lois- thanks!!

    – njordphoto

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent Work!!

  • Thanks, Richard!

    – njordphoto

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    this has to be one of the best photos on RB
    amazing shot

  • What a nice compliment! Glad you like it… thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Wow….. Fantastic shot…. Great lighting…..

  • Glad you like it… thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 4 years ago

    This lighting here is particularly good .. and the sky provides the perfect backdrop

  • Thanks Karl

    – njordphoto

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoover 4 years ago

    Wow… thanks, everyone! So glad you all like it.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work,

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

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