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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Gallery Eighteen: Light and Landscape – combining personal vision with nature’s gifts > Morning light, Monument Valley, Arizona, 2009
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Morning light, Monument Valley, Arizona, 2009

Morning light, Monument Valley, Arizona, 2009

Early morning colors in the desert can be very intense, reflecting the color of the sun on rock, sand, and plants alike. In this image, I layer my image with the play of light and shadow on a curving line of sage, and then back it up with the richly colored butte. The clouds that stream out from the butte seem to echo the horizontal structure of the primary and secondary subjects.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
1/2000s f/2.5 at 20.0mm iso100 full exif

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Phil Douglis25-Nov-2009 23:27
Thank you, Tim -- we had ideal light and sky for our only morning shoot at Monument Valley, and our Navajo guides knew photography well. We were taken the right place and the right time. The rest was up to our composition skills
Tim May25-Nov-2009 23:16
Ansel may have gotten the light on the other image - but you got it on this one.
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