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The final shot in this brief series of photographs from within Blue Canyon. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to the day as the clouds are unusual. A more typical start to the day would have featured a cloudless sky.

These particular hoodoos reminded me of oriental temple guardian figures.

Visiting Blue Canyon requires a license Hopi guide as the area is ecologically sensitive. Commercial photography requires a special permit in addition to the guide.

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Adjustments: sky exposure increased and highlights decreased, foreground subjected to Photoshop's auto contrast, and this was cropped from the full frame.

ISO 100, f/13 at 1/80th second, 16mm focal length

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