Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Colorado National Monument
The park is best photographed early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky. During summer, morning light casts interesting shadows into the canyons and onto the enormous rock formations. Stick around for sunset, as the warm afternoon light brings out the red color of the earth. A magnificent image of Independence Monument can be captured after sunset with the city lights of Grand Junction and Fruita in the background. Winter also is especially beautiful at Colorado National Monument. I visited the park at dawn one winter morning, just as a dusting of snow finished covering the park. The contrast of the beautiful white snow on the deep red rock made for striking imagery.
Contact: Colorado National Monument, www.nps.gov/colm, (970) 858-3617, ext. 360.
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