One thing special happened this time, and as I was binging my way through Westworld, almost every episode had pictures that we had taken or been in our recent trip. So many of the locations
from Monument Valley...
to Dead Horse State Park.....
But it's also the location of the famous train scene from WestWorld.
Here's another shot with the sun a little higher in the morning.
And higher still. The view is really that beautiful and you can see why
From the WestWorld intro. There's some CG going on here, cause there is no train that runs through the valley.
But what impresses me as much is how we got the lighting so great on our shots. Dead Horse Point faces south. That means you have the sun to your left at sunrise and to the right and sunset.This is the perfect location for landscape art photography. I know you've always heard to have the sun behind the photographer, but for art photography, you really want the sun on the left or right of your subject to create the best shadows and high contrast between the light and dark.
Normally landscape is best at the "golden hours" either right after sunrise or right before sunset. (Note the two shots above from the series, where the shadows are long). These hours are the best. But this place even takes a great shot in the middle of the day (above.)