SkyScape near Monument Valley.
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Nigel Turner
Registered: Aug 02, 2004
Total Posts: 483
Country: United States

I'm sure that most folk that have been to Monument Valley will recognize this formation as it's right next doors.

My memory forgets the name of the butte but as we were driving away from Monument Valley I was drawn by the clouds and sky and the way they interacted with the main formation. We'd been up at Monument Valley for sunrise which wasn't brilliant. To cap the morning off I was really under the weather with a bad stomach bug but was still trying to get my group a great image.

And that is where this came from.. driving down the road towards nowhere in particular when I saw this cloud formation over the butte. The strangest thing was that nobody in the group saw the same thing and said "STOP" look at that...!

Anyway.. thanks for looking.





Nigel Turner
Registered: Aug 02, 2004
Total Posts: 483
Country: United States

BTW.. taken with the Sony RX100. Fabulous little camera with so much control.



ChiShutter
Registered: Mar 08, 2010
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Nice.



RobDickinson
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
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Nice shot, nd filter + polariser?



Nigel Turner
Registered: Aug 02, 2004
Total Posts: 483
Country: United States

RobDickinson wrote:
Nice shot, nd filter + polariser?


Nope. straight from camera with curve controls in PS. Slight drag down on the mid tone curve.



M.P.R.
Registered: Oct 16, 2012
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Great shot, love those clouds! Sky looks a bit blotchy on my monitor, but not bad for a small point and shoot camera.

Frank



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Striking and impressive. Lovely work, Nigel.

Cheers,
Ed



nma
Registered: Jul 22, 2003
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Nigel,

I like it very much. The clouds provide a lot of punch, complimenting the buttes and desert scene. On my monitor, the sky above the clouds is almost a blue black which becomes very saturated as you move down below the clouds in altitude.

-NMA



savingspaces
Registered: Oct 01, 2012
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Beautiful!



Mirza Ahmad
Registered: Jan 01, 2007
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Very nice.
Mirza



Adam Schallau
Registered: Feb 09, 2005
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I believe this is Eagle Mesa. Nice shot...the colors from the RX100 are wonderful.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Nice one Nigel, it's a winner!
David



bktools
Registered: Mar 23, 2002
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Superb, in all respects.

Bob



nburwell
Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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An absolutely awesome image. Great work!

-Nick



irlfan82
Registered: Oct 17, 2012
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very sharp looking pic..thanks for sharing



Phrasikleia
Registered: Aug 08, 2012
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I gasped when I opened this page. Really beautiful!



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Love the contrast in scale. Beautiful photo!
Fred



helenica
Registered: Mar 23, 2012
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Beautiful shot.



Nigel Turner
Registered: Aug 02, 2004
Total Posts: 483
Country: United States

Thanks for all your feedback and so happy that you liked the image!



dave.b.smith
Registered: Feb 04, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

Very nice image, Nigel - fabulous sky. I can't believe nobody asked you to stop. I would heve been screaming out at you if I had been with the group!



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