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The sunsets over Hovenweep | by Matt Straite Photography
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The sunsets over Hovenweep

We had tried to shoot a sunset on this entire trip. Almost every night we got skunked. It was either snowing with severe overcast or just no color. On this night we were panting when we took this one. If you have not been to Hovenweep, they have a main trail called the Rim Trail. This circles a large canyon with great Anasazi/Puebloan ruins on each side of the canyon. As the sun was setting on us, we found ourselves on the wrong side of the canyon, we were on the west side. To get the canyon in the image, naturally, you need to be on the east side. We ended up timing it well, but there was not that much color to work with at its best.


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Taken on November 27, 2019