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Monumental Moment

By sut68      
Watching the sun rise over Monument Valley in Arizona has been on my 'bucket/wish list' for longer than I can remember. So when the opportunity arose to do so a few weeks back, MrsS and I leapt at the chance. The owner of the accommodation we were staying at must've thought us crazy getting up at 2am and driving over 2 hours to get here, but he made us a fine packed brunch/lunch to take with us for the journey.

Unfortunately, we weren't blessed with the most dramatic of skies, but this was the only downside to the morning and didn't detract from the joy of actually being here to witness the sun coming up over such a majestic landscape.

Tags: Sunrise Desert Dawn Arizona Monument valley Daybreak Landscape and travel mesas

Voters: BillRookery, BydoR9, banehawi and 38 more

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BydoR9 9 26 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2018 5:34PM
You sell yourself very short mate because this is an awesome capture. GrinGrinGrin
clicknimagine Plus
10 706 101 India
26 Aug 2018 5:43PM
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
26 Aug 2018 6:14PM
Cheers guys, but I think you've misunderstood me Andy. I am far from being unhappy with this and the other shots I took that morning. I am will always work with the conditions at hand, it's just that a few more clouds would have made the sunrise a little more dramatic. Fussy I know, but ... Wink
26 Aug 2018 8:30PM
A beautiful sunrise landscape image of Monument Valley.
26 Aug 2018 10:56PM
Mine too, (bucket etc) but I don.t think I'll ever make it, Terrific image. Congrats for having made it.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
26 Aug 2018 11:28PM
Cheers guys.

I didnít think Iíd ever make it either Don, but my fantastic wife bought flights to the US for a big birthday I had earlier this year. The rest was down to me to arrange and here was a bit of a no brainier. If it wasnít for Fran, then Iím not sure I would have ever realised it. Now Iíve been, Iím hungry for more and this time weíll hire an AWD vehicle to enable us to venture further into the Valley.

Hope you make it as itís a fabulous place.
jimbob133 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2018 11:29AM
Brilliant shot and great place to visit. I was there in 2008
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
27 Aug 2018 1:10PM
Hereís Jim for your time and appreciated award 👍
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2018 9:14PM
Beautiful scene, Superb..
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
27 Aug 2018 10:55PM
Thanks Yogendra for both you comment and User Award Grin
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
28 Aug 2018 2:38PM
Wonderful capture of this stunning vista 👏🏻
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
28 Aug 2018 6:43PM
Thanks Alun, appreciate it matey ... and your valued UA too Grin
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2018 3:24PM
Stunning capture and i can't wait for you to return and venture further in the 4WD!Grin
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
14 Sep 2018 6:57PM
LOL, me too Ryan, cheers.

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