It was such a luxury to be able to step out onto the balcony at The View Hotel in Monument Valley and just drink in the beauty of the moment each morning. Because the sun rose directly behind East Mitten Butte, that was always my focus. I changed lenses to get different focal lengths and to include other elements like West Mitten and Merrick Butte. Some mornings there were clouds, other mornings just intense red sky. On our third morning when I took this photograph, we had clouds as the sun rose behind East Mitten casting off godbeams so I wanted to isolate it. I used my Nikon Z6II with the Nikkor Z70-200mm lens at 93mm.