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    Balanced Rock at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

    About 12 miles southwest of Page, Arizona and on the road to Lee's Ferry, there are a number of huge boulders that have fallen off the Verimilion Cliffs, including one called 'Balanced Rock'. The first time we were there 4 years ago, I thought to myself that someday I'd like to go back up there and do a nighttime shoot of the rocks and the Milky Way. Monday,. Marlena and I drove up there and waited until night so we could try and get the shots I wanted. Here's one of those pictures, featuring Balanced Rock. (For perspective, the rock is at least 30 feet tall.)



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    Just gorgeous Steve! I’m mesmerized by your and Uille’s skill and professionalism of your shots. Truly awe inspiring! Thank you, both for sharing.

    I hope you and Marlena are doing great and enjoying every day!

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    Wow! So beautiful! It makes me miss AZ... used to live in Gilbert.

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    Awesome! Steve - I'm heading down to White Pocket on Saturday for a bit of astro as well! Only about 20 miles from this photo of yours I believe. Would be wonderful to meet up to shoot sometime! Great image there - such great skies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    Awesome! Steve - I'm heading down to White Pocket on Saturday for a bit of astro as well! Only about 20 miles from this photo of yours I believe. Would be wonderful to meet up to shoot sometime! Great image there - such great skies!
    That would be cool. Does White Pocket require a four wheel drive to get to? There are so many beautiful spots around Page to shoot.


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    Dang! Call me impressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Machol View Post
    That would be cool. Does White Pocket require a four wheel drive to get to? There are so many beautiful spots around Page to shoot.
    I believe so - or at the least, a vehicle with higher clearance than my silly little Hyundai Sonata! :) My friend Jaime is taking us down in his truck. He was in Kanab a few weeks back teaching at the annual nightscaper photography conference, and they made the short trip down to WP then as well, and he's been dying to get back. After seeing his photos, I can't wait to go either!

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