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Blood brothers

By hwatt  
Location: Monument Valley USA

A rare moment when I predicted what would happen and set up the camera in anticipation of events. Everyone else was in there tents but beneath a somewhat leaden sky I saw a chink in the clouds at the horizon and realised that the sun must pass beneath and stream across the landscape. What I couldn't predict was the outrageous colour of the light and the effect it would have on the twin towers of the buttes in front of me. Truly blood red needless to say when others discovered what was happening there was a mad dash with the cameras but they were too late the show was over in less than a minute.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: mwatkins9801, youmightlikethis, Maddie and 29 more

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3 Aug 2005 12:54PM
outstanding scape truly awesome Smile


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paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 12:57PM
Perfect timing indeed, Ian. A beauty.
cheers, Paul
bassan 15 9
3 Aug 2005 12:58PM
wonderful shot
Doclassie 13 1.1k England
3 Aug 2005 12:58PM
Fantastic shot! Top work indeed!
MarkT 13 119 2 England
3 Aug 2005 1:00PM
Great shot.
future 13 153
3 Aug 2005 1:02PM
What an awsome view!! fantastic light and shot, well done indeed. Cheers Chris
future 13 153
3 Aug 2005 1:02PM
sorry pressed it twice!! still its worth a couple of comments!
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 1:03PM
nice one.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 1:04PM
A Beauty
CanonMan 16 524 4 England
3 Aug 2005 1:06PM
Cracking shot. Great lighting on the rocks. Well spotted and waited for. Well worth the effort.
liparig 13 233 United States
3 Aug 2005 1:15PM
great shot amazing colors and lighting
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 1:16PM
Awe-inspiring quality, Ian. To have captured detail throughout in the face of such extraordinarily lighting conditions is a remarkable achievement. And well done for anticipating these conditions!
andrewjen 13 99 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 1:38PM
Great shot nicely timed
shitzkit 14 147
3 Aug 2005 2:23PM
fantastic shot you have here
StevieM 12 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 2:33PM
My God !! I've got to go there the next time I'm in the US .. Love the way the road (?)in the foreground gives a sense of scale as well as leading the veiwer into the picture ..thanks, I think I've learned something
3 Aug 2005 2:39PM
Your Scottish training has stood you in good stead. A minute of good light is luxury in the highlands!
Beautiful shot, the colour is amazing.

sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 3:01PM

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 3:57PM
stunning shot
mwatkins9801 14 190
3 Aug 2005 5:47PM
this is a rare capture- excellent
Meg 13 393 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2005 11:34PM
Wow they are amazing!
Meg x
silverwolf 16 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2005 12:22AM
Excellent shot
owp 13 168
4 Aug 2005 1:59AM
. . . super capture! almost sureal? . . went through there some years back . . [in the pouring rain and mist] . . . didn't get much apart from post cards . . . . seeing makes up for it . . .

conrad 13 10.9k 116
4 Aug 2005 6:13AM
Excellent prediction, I bet it put a big smile on your face when you noticed you were the only one who caught it! I had the same happen to me on holiday recently - a Frenchman was waiting with his gear for what he obviously hoped was a spectacular sunset. When the sun disappeared behind a blanket of grey, he packed up and left, leaving me to shoot a wonderful sky and view in the other direction - one of the best shots I've taken in a long time.
I love the colours and the light - I love Monument Valley anyway, but I really like this capture of yours. Well done!

hwatt 15 19 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2005 6:52AM
Thankyou everyone. Twas a sight i am unlikely to ever forget.
User_Removed 13 32 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2005 12:55PM
The early bird and all that. Congratulations on a truly breathtaking shot.
georg Plus
13 4 South Africa
4 Aug 2005 1:22PM
Stunning shot.

gajj 14 32
4 Aug 2005 6:55PM
Carpe diem! Excellent, excellent.

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