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on Jul 12, 2010 in Landscape Photography, WRP Ed Zone

Quick Trip to Monumnet Valley

We’ve got a great group of folks with us here on the Eastside so thought we’d take them on a quick trip to Monument Valley. In miniature that is.

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OK, we didn’t drive to Utah overnight, rather we left at 4AM and headed to a favorite locale. After doing some star trails, we headed down and got on our knees. We got on our knees, elbows and stuck our butts in the air as we photographed these very delicate and fragile sand tufas.

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OK, so getting down on your knees is part of making the photo, what else is? The top photo was taken with the 18AF, the bottom with the 24PC-E, one with tilt in and the other corrected. I don’t think either one is required to make the shot. Nope, to make the shots come alive required the great clouds and light and then a good dose of romance. No matter how big or small your landscape, I feel the same ingredients goes into all of them in order for them to be successful. Oh yeah, having good knees doesn’t hurt!

Photos captured by D3x, 18AF / 24PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film