Strike valley and Burr Trail

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  1. Ben Egbert

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    I have posted this place before, but from a different trip. I shot these specifically for this forum as I am not sure the place has much artistic possibilitties and being there at sunset or sunrise is difficult at best.

    First off is a three shot pano to show most of the valley which is imenses. The Nottom Bullfrog road follows this valley.
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    Here is a tighter shoot to the north with my friend Rick, who is a new member rfkiii doing his thing.

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    Here is a tighter view south.

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    Here is a view of the Burr trail hairpins as it climbs out of the valley to the plateau above. The road continues to hwy 12 at Boulder.

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    That valley might not have "artistic possibilities" as you put it but it's still one of my favorite slices of Utah's geology. Thanks for sharing these.
     
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    Hey Ben,

    Thanks for sharing these. I actually see that there could be some real artistic possibilities here. I especially like #3, I like the S curves down in the valley with the side of the bluff making it look like a channel. In #1, not sure how much you can move towards your left and in closer to the valley, but I really like the way that channel leads off into the distant. What direction is that channel pointing on the right side?
     
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    Hi Jim, thanks for the comments. We are standing on a genreally north south rim with no way down and some obstructions to the right. I could barely follow the slick rock trail in daytime, not something I would want to do in darkness even if I camped at the trailhead.

    That 3rd is looking south east. So the "S" is moving south west.
     
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    The reason I was asking because I was thinking in terms of shooting at night and how the stars might orientate.

    I do think that your basic composition in #3 would be awesome with some sunrise or sunset color in the clouds. I really like that S curve in the valley.
     
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    Sunset would be better than sunrise, once there it is easier to find your way back. The valley is probably going to be in shade at sunset however. Maybe the light is better at sunrise, but the sun will be in the image.
     

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