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Dawn Drive

By sut68      
Taken about 45 minutes before the scheduled sunrise at Monument Valley, Arizona. There was a fair amount of vehicular activity heading South East towards John Ford point and maybe further to catch first light. Unfortunately on this occasion we were only travelling in a 2WD hatchback, maybe next time I'll look to hire a 4WD and explore more in that direction.

Anyway, the vehicle headlights and taillights looked great snaking through the Canyon on the dusty road. I wanted to capture these combined with the stars that were still shimmering.

The main shot is a single exposure but with a further 3 shots of the light trails blended in (ya can't go too fast on them thar roads) Wink

Tags: Rocks Stars Dawn Arizona Monument valley Buttes Landscape and travel mesas

Voters: jimbob133, taggart, BydoR9 and 43 more


jimbob133 7 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2018 8:12PM
Very nice capture.
A brilliant place to visit lots of wonders.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Aug 2018 8:16PM
The light trails enhance this already beautiful image!
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
13 Aug 2018 8:21PM
A fabulous place indeed, cheers guys Smile
BydoR9 10 85 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2018 8:26PM
Very cool indeed mate. Iconic scene. GrinGrinGrin
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
13 Aug 2018 8:33PM
Yup, bit of a honey pot shot, but hey ... I kinda like honey Wink
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2018 8:37PM
A stunning view, Superb..
clicknimagine Plus
11 917 105 India
14 Aug 2018 6:36AM
doolittle 12 2 3 South Africa
14 Aug 2018 8:35AM
Outstanding image.

Get very envious every time someone posts an image of the Valley - have to go there one day
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
14 Aug 2018 12:47PM
A big thanks guys for your time and much appreciated awards on this one.

Chris - you need to do it but give yourself a couple of days I'd say as the place is vast if you want to explore. Next time, I'm going to get a more robust hire car and venture into the Valley.
clicknimagine Plus
11 917 105 India
14 Aug 2018 6:43PM
your use of light trails give this beautifully composed shot a different dimension, have a little one from me too...
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
14 Aug 2018 6:45PM
Cheers to Somnath, very much appreciated.
15 Aug 2018 12:35PM
Stunning image.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
15 Aug 2018 12:52PM
Thanks Sylvia and a big thanks once again for the EC guys!!!
DavidLaverty 10 822 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2018 1:48PM
Very nice
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
26 Aug 2018 4:33PM
Thanks David
9 3 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2018 3:27PM
Wow! Definitely my fav from your America trip!Grin
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
14 Sep 2018 6:56PM
Cheers Ryan and a big thanks too for your award

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