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I couldn’t resist taking this, as the background rock reminded me of the famous Half Dome in Yosemite, although a lot smaller and a different colour.

This is in Island of the Sky, Canyonlands National Park. I took it close to Green River Overlook, and Candlestick Tower Overlook. (You can see the half dome in the distance from the latter) Island in the Sky is a huge 1500ft high mesa (500m). There are overlooks along the roads into the huge canyons surrounding the “island“. (See WS link above)

Although it was only 9:10 am, the sun was already high in the sky and not the best light of the day, but you can't visit everywhere at dawn and dusk. I’d left my tripod in the car and wanted to use a small aperture to get full depth from the yellow snakeweed bush in the foreground to the half dome in the background so upped the ISO a bit.

ISO 320, FL42mm

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