red mittens

red mittens


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technical info:

 1/20 second exposure
 f/7.1 aperture
 ISO 400
 250 limited edition prints
 10 artist’s proofs



Paul says…

I’ll admit when we arrived at Monument Valley in Utah I was really depressed – the sun which had been out all day had disappeared behind thick cloud and the entire area had turned a dull grey. Having never seen ‘the mittens’ before, regardless of the chance to take photographs of them I was really hoping for more and despite the obvious ‘wow’ you get when you walk up to the view in this shot, the initial lighting was so flat that it lost some of the awe in the landscape.

Still luck prevailed, as did the sun off to the left hand side of this shot. You know that strange red light you get just after a storm in the sky? Yup, I got it! It turned the sandstone a deep red and the sky picked up some of the purple hue from the sunset behind. With a Cokin filter added to the lens, I got the ‘pop’ I wanted, and managed to leave Monument Valley with the wow of the deep red mittens I’d been searching for.

Location: Monument Valley, Utah, USA

Sizes available up to 3m / 10ft – for custom sizing, please contact the studio

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