The Southwest - Tom Healy Photography
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Camping under the stars in the Valley Of The Gods

I solo camped in the Valley Of The Gods near the Utah / Arizona border. I had to park my 4-Runner next to my tent to block the wind that was whipping through the desert. I woke up about 2:30am local time to near total silence except for the occasional far off sound of a semi truck on highway 163. The moon was full for another hour and I had this wonderful place all to myself lit only by star and moonlight. After shooting the milky way for about 30 minutes I decided to head back to my tent and catch a nap before sunrise. As I was looking around the area one last time I decided to take one final shot of my campground on a lark. As it turns out this was one of my favorite photographs from my entire trip.

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