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photoascoli
 
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Taking Pictures in Monument Valley

Post Sat May 21, 2011 10:44 pm


I read somewhere that there is a lot of fine red dust blowing in monument valley that can damage the camera.

Is that true? ( I am planning to go in June.)

Dov

prinothcat
 
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Re: Taking Pictures in Monument Valley

Post Sun May 22, 2011 3:36 am


Yes. The red sandstone dust get into everything. It's true throughout most of the AZ, UT desert. If you're diligent about keeping everything clean and avoid changing lenses where there is wind you should be fine. One just needs to be extra careful.

mccartney
 
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Re: Taking Pictures in Monument Valley

Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:42 pm


Nothing to worry about - I have been there a couple of times and the only dust was when a car drove slowly past - just turn your back to the dust and shield the camera for a few moments.
Enjoy, it is an interesting landscape.
Barry McCartney Photography - http://www.pbase.com/mccartney

photoascoli
 
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Re: Taking Pictures in Monument Valley

Post Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:08 am


mccartney wrote:Nothing to worry about - I have been there a couple of times and the only dust was when a car drove slowly past - just turn your back to the dust and shield the camera for a few moments.
Enjoy, it is an interesting landscape.


Thanks for the advise. Just came back from there. On regular day it's a great place. On a windy day, there is dust all over. A dust storm just started as I was leaving the area. I posted some pictures here. http://www.pbase.com/photoascoli/monument_valley


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