The Mittens with Merrick Butte and car headlights. Monument Valley, Navajo country at night. Many aspects of the southwest are stunning. This scene, with headlights from a truck driven by a Monument Valley resident is encumbered by the light pollution from distant towns. Farmington NM, Bluff UT, Cortez CO and more illuminate the horizon. The bright foreground light is pollution from the hotel on the valley rim, formally occupied by a campground frequented by large groups of German tourists playing western movie tunes on boom boxes. Things change. Thanks for looking. G
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but the rocks endure and rise above
They do they do for sure Chris. Thank you. G
A pretty sky despite the light pollution and the anecdote about the Germans and their choice of music was pretty funny. Looks like a great trip.
I’ll share more when we chat. It is a beautiful area and the sky still reveals a lot of stars, as you say, despite the distant light pollution. G