Colorado National Monument

The canyons at Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction are not as big as the ones in Canyonlands, but they are still beautiful. The landscape itself is different and plenty of plants and trees make this place another natural wonder of Colorado:

Colorado National Monument

The below image was taken during a rain storm that was hitting parts of Grand Junction in multiple spots. The sun came out for a second and lit up the side of the canyon and I was lucky to capture the moment!

Sunset at Colorado National Monument

Captured with Nikon D700 and Nikon 16-35 VR lens.

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is a professional photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. He is the author and founder of Photography Life, along with a number of other online resources. Read more about Nasim here.


  1. 1
    ) kerry

    The light on that second shot is wonderful as it the cloud formation it would make a great portfolio shot.

    • Kerry, thank you for your feedback as always! I put the image in the gallery per your suggestion :)

  2. 2
    ) Pasquier

    Hi Nasim
    Seems like your Nikkor 16-35mm has become your favourite lens as well.
    Mine is firmly “glued” to my D700 – it is a remarkable piece of glass.
    Nice images, by the way…must be a great place to visit.

    • Pasquier, yes, the 16-35mm is also almost glued to my D700 – I love it.

      Thank you for your feedback!!!

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