14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Monument Valley & A Visitor

We had a busy day in Arches National Park with hiking and photographing night skies and arches the entire day. Our next destination was Monument Valley to shoot sunset pictures. But due to being tired and exhausted from lot of hiking in first couple days of our trip and driving 900 miles with total sleep of 4-5 hours only, we all fell asleep and woke up little late to make it in time to Monument Valley. We, somehow, managed to get there just 5 mins before the sunset time and started shooting images. Had very little time to come up any creative shot of this place and ended up shooting all cliched shots. That's when I saw this car passing by and thought to try slight long exposure. I quickly adjusted camera settings and waited for about 510-15 mins for a car to be perfectly in the middle of my frame.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Four Corners, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Priyank Vora