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Clearing Storm, Monument Valley

After hours of driving up north, in the early hours of morning, from Chinle, Arizona in heavy rain I reached Monument Valley to find it shrouded in clouds. It had rained the previous night and the red soil was wet all around.

 

I was disappointed, since I had hoped for the sun to shine these stunning red rocks, but then a part of me was quite happy with what unfolded before me, as I climbed up the little slope to see this view in front of me.

 

The sun did shine later, but owing to Gustav, the Hurricane, the weather was bad during the late hours.

 

But I must say that I had the most amazing weather in the 3 days I spent driving around Arizona and Utah.

 

I have never seen a cloudy, gray composition of this world famous view - hope you like it... If not, let me know why and how can I improve this photograph.

  

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Taken on August 31, 2008