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I had been hiking all day in dark, rainy skies. With this weather I expected either a dramatic, unique light show at sunset, or a gray colorless evening. Fortunately it was the former.

As far as finding this comp, I was driving through the Islands in the Sky District in Canyonlands NP basically following the light. After breaking a few speed limits, I saw this scene line up below the small patch of sky that looked promising for some nice light and color. I pulled over on the side of the road and scrambled to the cliff's edge for this spectacular view.

Island's in the Sky District, Canyonland's NP, Utah.

Canon 5D. 24-105 L. CPL. 3GHS, blended exposures.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-05-27
Suggester said; "This image here represents the southwest at it's finest. A rugged canyon bathed in dramatic light. The tones are well balanced and one of the more impressive aspects of the whole shot are the shadows of the buttes in the background. Being from the southwest, a light show such as this does not occur as often as one might expect. And the photographer took advantage of being at the right place at the right time ethic in photography."

Follow the Light by *tourofnature ( Suggested by PeterJCoskun and Featured by Anoya )
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Good job!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
You're welcome!
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sarahbuhr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here :heart:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!
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emptyfile Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
This is incredible!
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707ArtWorks Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Somthing you just can't PLAN !!
Now this is Photography!! ;)
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samtuya Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Congratulations. You deserve to win
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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spinifex0870 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
well done
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fotoPingo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!! congrats on DD and #desert-photographers annual winner
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Photographer
Well deserved DD :clap:
beautifull light and point of view
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Stunning comps...The Light....priceless!!!..:clap:
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:iconwyld-art-photography:
Wow,,,super capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I've featured this image in my journal here [link]
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really amazing !
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Tanager Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, I was in the Needles District of the Canyonlands. What a magical and highly underrated place. I could easily spend weeks there. Way to capture the feeling.
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phattyartist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Love that area. Beautiful!
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coby111 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glorious.
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Amazing!
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fractalinda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome and excellent work.
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Endearaegn1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Totally tubular! I swear I had almost passed by when I saw you had taken pic in Utah, and then I saw the desert. And this after being awed thinking it was a Coastal shot! Somehow you captured what must be the distant memory of that desert, back to the days when it was water filled.
Magical squared!
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schpidah Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I wanted to let you know that this deviation has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - May 2011 News article.

:hug:
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vilagfajdalom Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Looks wonderful, the lighting is amazing. :heart:
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Ravanga Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Beautiful scene!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Wonderful landscape in a great shoot! :clap:
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barking-at-cars Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The southwest has the most beautiful desert scenes and I would have to say Utah is definitely one of the better places to go. What a great photo and I appreciate the story behind it - it adds much more meaning!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that area, (Canyonlands and Arches NPs) there are all sorts of things to do. Thanks for the comment!
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LaNich Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
amazing! fantastic colours!
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msilvestre Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have to see the North Rim of the grand canyons someday, this is very beautiful!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
splendid
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SacaSC Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Really beautiful. A magnificent scene.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Haha! Right when I saw this I thought to myself, "I wonder what state this is in...." *lol* I should have known. Utah's got such beautiful rocks. What a brilliant moment to capture them in! I love how clear the distant view is and yet how hazy the pouring light makes it feel.

So gorgeous. :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Utah is a great place to live if you like the outdoors. :)
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batoutofh3ll Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Stunning and breath taking.
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TranslucentSpiral Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The way the light lands in this photos is awesome! Very nice capture :)
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FirenzeLotus22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I live there!
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robjoeball Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Well worth the effort, dramatic and bold!
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Senyah42 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is beautiful.
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fmacmanus Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
stunning
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cobrastarfan123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Beautiful.
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scathing-sanity Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Photographer
I love the way the sun comes i softly through the clouds and the length of the shadows on some of the rock formations is really beautiful. The sky looks almost slanted as if the day is turning over into night. It looks almost surreal. It must've been even more breathtaking in real life, though. :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yah, my heart was beating because I didn't want mess this one up. I have been to area a lot and have never seen a show quite like this one. Thank you!
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scathing-sanity Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Photographer
Np. :)
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stripedDreamer Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
this definitely deserved the DD.

I mean, wow...gorgeous!
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Lochinblu Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Incredible pieces of western beauty!!
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jaggedsquirrel Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, excellent work
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lolita-stocking Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really stunning. Definitely worth a DD. :) Congrats!
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bp2007 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Very nice. Congratulations on DD.
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Apr 23, 2011, 7:30:10 PM
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