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Storm over the desert

By Micktheexbiker  
Im not going to tell anyone where this is. It took me a year of planning for my holiday. All ill say is this is on no map. After getting to the local town i had to drive 46 miles. Find an un marked trail. Walk in %85 degree heat on my own, got lost, walk down a cliff, one small step out of place and im dead, waited for two hours, etc etc to get this. Still, as its captured in camera with only a little dodge and burn im sure it will do nothing in photographic competitions.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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debu 8 India
15 May 2012 11:25PM
Great capture.

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mikemullumby 7 1 3 Australia
15 May 2012 11:27PM
Yes, i like it as well, well done.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 12:37AM
I applaud your perseverance and courage.
What a fantastic image. I'm sure it is a winner in every way.
Now you've got us all curious!
16 May 2012 12:51AM
This is a fantastic image and well worth the effort. I would say its a winner
16 May 2012 1:33AM
it looks like a movie set - I mean this as a compliment! what an amazing scenery. well done for capturing that.
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:33AM
Magnificent beautiful and so majestic. It was definitely worth all that planning.Grin
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 8:47AM
Great location! The hut circle (I assume it's not an animal enclosure if it's half way down a cliff!) is not only good foreground interest by shape and texture but adds a lot of extra intellectual interest to the image, makes one curious like IrishKate said and keept me looking a lot longer than without it. The isolated pinacle and the rain storms add drama. This really paid off all your hard work and planning.

If I had a constructive criticism it would be that it may be worthwhile spending overnight there so you could see what it looks like with low angled light in the golden hours to add more relief to the mid ground. Logistically that might not be possible though and I think anyone would be exceptionally proud of this image. Have you thought about sending it into National Geographic since it has the story of the man-made structure and the story of the photographer attached to it?
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 May 2012 9:13AM
Al summed it up perfectly. All I can add is that this is a wonderful image, and a great story attached.

chedd 6 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:58AM
That is a beauty, very well captured.
BrianSS 11 400 39 England
16 May 2012 11:27AM
Yes a beautiful image & a great story . . . . could it be Monument Valley or Sacred Valley?
chedd 6 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 12:44PM
I am going to hazzard a guess it was taken somewhere around the Islands in the sky area of Utah maybe somewhere in the Upper West Basins?..........or maybe in the San Rafael desert?
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
16 May 2012 12:51PM
Amazing. Well done. Anything for the shot eh Smile Paul
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 2:09PM
Wonderful panorama.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:56PM
Terrific shot !!!....superb composition, with a wonderful atmosphere from that
dramatic sky.....1st class !!!
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:28PM
awesome shot
andychatt 7 3 England
16 May 2012 11:31PM
Absolutely fantastic image.
photofrenzy 11 424 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 3:45PM
These brick circle formations are the remains of old Navajo dwellings the image you have taken is on one of the caves just near John ford canyon . You can get guides to take you up into these places they are very ritual sites which are sometimes used to bury recently deceased family members of the local Navajo tribe in Utah monument valley so I hope treaded very carefully great image with loads of potential this image would do well on a high gloss print from bpd photech in national level competitions . Wink

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