Morning Light on the Mittens
Another photo from my recent trip through Utah and Arizona. It was my first time in Monument Valley. Fell in love with the place. I can see how one could spend an entire lifetime photographing this area if they had full access to it. It's beautiful.
This is a photo I made during sunrise. I woke up before first light and hiked out from our campsite at The View Campgrounds. I hiked about a mile into the park. I am not 100% sure I was supposed to be where I was without a guide but I figured it was worth the risk and I didn't know for sure. A few Navajo saw me but didn't say anything so maybe I was OK.
It was pretty cool to be out there all alone, or so I thought. After I found my spot, I setup and waited. I turned around to find a black dog laying about 5 feet behind me. I had seen him the night before with another dog around our campground. He must have followed me in. He was friendly. He kept me company and escorted me out. I gave him some left over french fries back at camp.
This is the same photo, just different crops. Not sure which I prefer. The first is framed as I shot it. The other two are post-crops.
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