Back in the valley of the gods

One of my favorite places down here is the Valley of Gods. It doesn’t have the same mittens or formations as seen on 17 mile loop but it does have a certain tranquility to it. The light bounces around from one side of the canyon to the other and creates drama between the clouds and their shadows. The road itself is a lot of fun not only to shoot but also to be launched out of your seat, Dad made that happen a couple of times.

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Images captured with D3, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm 2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Cruising the Valley Of The Gods

Another killer area just a few miles north of Monument Valley is the Valley of the Gods. This is another great loop with great clouds to go with the formations. I just loved it. The whole area was a lot quieter than 17 mile loop which made it rather eerie. The formations were much more narrow and taller which also fascinated me since it was only a few miles away there were no formations followed Monument Valley.

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Shooting in the valley was pretty simple, drive get out with the D3 and 24-70AF-S, -.5 exposure compensation and have fun. Something exciting about having that camera on the lap driving down the road. Almost like you’re chasing the image down, it’s a race to the finish. With the clouds moving as fast as they were, it was a fast race.

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Images captured with D3, 24-70 AF-S, on Lexar UDMA Film

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