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Monument Valley 1

By yungstar
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Went to shoot the solar eclipse on the Utah Arizona border and ended up with this shot of Monument Valley. Though my shots of the eclipse fell flat, I didn't expect much armed with only my 50mm and 11-16mm >.<

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Image details
Image size
529x800px 698.88 KB
Model
NIKON D300
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
12 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 20, 2012, 7:21:44 PM
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stellartcorsica's avatar
BlackHeresy's avatar
dreamsinstatic's avatar
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
cleverdarkelve's avatar
Tokina 11-16mm? The shot is nice overall, like the colors. Lighting is a bit uninteresting in much of the photo to me personally. I might have gotten closer to where the light spilled onto the monuments.
yungstar's avatar
Monument Valley is on Navajo lands, this was shot as close as I could get. Many people just stop and shoot from eye level. I got down below the lowest barb wire fences and shoot the cracks to create something in the foreground. I do feel that the lighting could have been more dynamic. And yes I used a 11-16mm Tokina.
cleverdarkelve's avatar
Yeah, you gotta work with what you can get. It's still a cool photo :) I just ordered the Tokina lens and it should be here early next week, I'm super excited!
Trashins's avatar
Very nice work =)
Eolhin's avatar
I would say that this shot more then makes up for any problems you had getting shots of the eclipse. :)
yungstar's avatar
I agree :D Though I'm pretty sure some of the Pro's out that day got some amazing shots too.
Eolhin's avatar
Eh, with photography, don't worry about what everyone else is doing, just look for your own view of things. I can't afford the really good equipment, or to travel right now, but I do what I can with what I have. At some point, you will be looking in the right direction at the right moment, when no one else is, and get a shot that they would all envy. :)
Nik-Pic's avatar
a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!
yungstar's avatar
A different perspective can have quite an impact.
Integritydesign's avatar
this is cool. nice work.
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