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    Posted: 03 May 2019 at 09:57
On to Day 16 and whilst I had plans for trying further night time photography, the weather during the early hours was very cloudy and no star lit sky to speak of. However, the bonus was the morning sunrise (which I almost missed due to sleeping over...). This was pretty spectacular:

1. First Light; First Image!



2. Under A Cloud Filled Sky



3. Early Morning Warmth



4. Peekaboo



5. Sun's Up



6. Light on the Buttes



After breakfast and check-out, it was off to explore a little further afield before heading off to Page, our next stop. We had been told to visit two key items whilst in Monument Valley and one of these was Gooseneck State PArk - a much more convoluted version of Horseshoe Bend (but significantly quieter!!):

7. Mexican Hat - On The Way



8. Goosenecks I



9. Goosenecks II



If I'd have been braver (which I wasn't) and didn't have my wife with me (which I did) then I should have walked out further to that 'spur' in the above image. I suspect that was the real vbiewpoint to go for...

10. Gooseneck



11. The Road To Moki Dugway



You will recall this is the road we came down to get to MV from Moab; hard to spot the incline on all that strata! This also marks the start of the second section of the day - Valley of the Gods State Park. That is to come in Part B (and worth waiting for was our experience!).

Thanks for looking and comments, as always, very welcome.

Best regards, Neil.



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1, 3 & 10 for me. #7 is up there too and is much better than the ones that show up on the Internet when searching Google for this area.
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Another fantastic set, Neil!

Love them all, but number 3 is my favorite. Beautiful glowing foreground -- so much depth, color and contrast to this image! Wonderful!

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I can just echo Kelly, but love the clouds and light in #6 as well.
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#1, #4, #7 and #10 for me!

Great photography! Glad you had this wonderful sunrise/morning sky!

A personal take: If I ever get there at that time of the day I will have a camera with film to shoot some alternates (without digital sunstars).

Thanks for sharing these images, Neil!

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So now I have decided not to return - I've seen it all right here and it can't be better! Of 1 through 5, I strongly prefer #1 - the silhouettes work perfectly and you get enough detail in the other areas to let your imagination fill in detail on the monoliths if you want to. The ribbon of a road is a great addition in that it provides scale. As to the Goosenecks and walking out on the point (or crawling which is what I used to do in such situations!), an alternative is to put your camera on 2 or 10 second delay and hold it over the edge by the legs of your tripod (I've done that and it has worked).
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Thank you all so much for the very kind words.

Harald - I suspect film would bring another dimension to this area; whilst digital is now so good, slide film has a depth and richness to it that is still, if projected well and with a good lens and screen, of another physical 'feel' and would make this area really stunning.

Thanks again and Part B to follow very shortly....

Best regards, Neil.,
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