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The Monument at Night

Friday, December 28, 2012

With the full moon out tonight, I thought it would be fun to head up to the Colorado National Monument again and try to get a few photos of the canyons and spires lit by the moonlight with the city lights of Grand Junction and Fruita in the background. Thanks to an inversion, the temperatures in the valley were pretty cold but, it was much nicer up on the Monument.

Looking down Wedding Canyon towards Fruita. Independence Monument dominates the foreground.

City Lights by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A closer look at the Pipe Organ, Sentinel Spire and Window Rock.

Window Rock Night by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I really like this one with the snow, shadows and faint stars.

Winter’s Embrace by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Independence Monument with Grand Junction in the distance.

Independence Night by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

>> The Monument at Night Photo Gallery


  1. Pete Miller
    Pete Miller January 9, 2013

    Excellent series of shots!! I really really like “Winters Embrace.” That is a definite gallery shot and one that should be hanging on the wall!

    Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to catching up with you sometime in 2013.

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    • Randy Langstraat
      Randy Langstraat January 9, 2013

      Thanks Pete! I’m actually having Winter’s Embrace printed up right now 🙂

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