Another Monument Sunset

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It’s been a while since I headed up to the Colorado National Monument after work to catch a sunset, so after all the rain we’ve had in the past few days I thought it might be a good idea to head up there this evening since the storms had finally started to clear.

I liked the light on the cliffs above the sign as I entered the park.

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Colorado National Monument by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Balance Rock on the right with a nicely lit canyon wall on the left. The sky isn’t too bad either!

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Balanced Rock by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking down on Rim Rock Drive in Fruita Canyon.

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Fruita Canyon by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I decided to make the short hike out to the canyon rim near Window Rock.

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Window Rock Nature Trail by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Independence Monument viewed through the arch of a Juniper tree.

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Frame by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A beautiful sunset over Monument Canyon.

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Monument Canyon by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A touch of light on Independence Monument.

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Touched by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Nice clouds and soft light.

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Sentinel Spire by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking west as the bottom of these clouds are lit up with warm light.

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Cloud Light by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

One more view over the Grand Valley before I hiked back to my Jeep and drove home for the evening.

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Grand Valley by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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