Monument Valley

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kgwhite
kgwhite Veteran Member • Posts: 5,019
Monument Valley

This is a wide angle shot of Monument Valley taken from a vantage that you don't normally see. Most images are made from the main observation area in the tribal park or the valley floor directly below. This was shot from about ten miles to the Northwest.

The images is actually 1000 x 800 pixels which is reduced and degraded when displayed from my DPR gallery,

greerd Contributing Member • Posts: 763
Re: Monument Valley

Very nice, I want to make it there sometime, it's on my bucket list.

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Guy Parsons
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greerd wrote:

Very nice, I want to make it there sometime, it's on my bucket list.

Great place to visit, very spectacular.

But while compiling the bucket list make sure to include Valley of the Gods, same sort of scenery but smaller and you get to drive all through it up close and personal. Dirt road and can be rough, average car with care will do it, my Hertz rental managed OK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Gods

That area plus generally in southern Utah has so much great scenery. A fantastic place on a small scale was Goblin Valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_valley where you can walk all amongst the hoodoos and they are all sort of human size to say 4 times human size so a bit spooky evidently if visited at night. It was featured as an alien landscape in the sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest and when we saw it we both could say "been there, done that". Small area but extremely impressive.

Lots to see all 'round that area of northern Arizona and southern Utah. This Aussie has been to those areas twice, would go back any time.

Regards...... Guy

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greerd Contributing Member • Posts: 763
Re: Monument Valley

Guy Parsons wrote:

greerd wrote:

Very nice, I want to make it there sometime, it's on my bucket list.

Great place to visit, very spectacular.

But while compiling the bucket list make sure to include Valley of the Gods, same sort of scenery but smaller and you get to drive all through it up close and personal. Dirt road and can be rough, average car with care will do it, my Hertz rental managed OK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Gods

That area plus generally in southern Utah has so much great scenery. A fantastic place on a small scale was Goblin Valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_valley where you can walk all amongst the hoodoos and they are all sort of human size to say 4 times human size so a bit spooky evidently if visited at night. It was featured as an alien landscape in the sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest and when we saw it we both could say "been there, done that". Small area but extremely impressive.

Lots to see all 'round that area of northern Arizona and southern Utah. This Aussie has been to those areas twice, would go back any time.

Regards...... Guy

Thanks Guy, I've done the tourist thing from Phoenix to Las Vegas via Sedona, Grand Canyon, Hover Dam, but I would really love to visit an old John Wayne site. Gorgeous part of the world, and I'll keep your tips in mind.

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DLBlack Forum Pro • Posts: 12,855
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Very nice photo of Monument Valley.  Nice view point.

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Bangers and Mash
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Gotta go back!

Nice shot! I drove for hours to get there and when I arrived the wind was so strong that the dust completely blocked our view. Oh well. I must make another trip and this time stay in a hotel nearby in Kayenta.

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kgwhite
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Re: Monument Valley

greerd wrote:

Guy Parsons wrote:

greerd wrote:

Very nice, I want to make it there sometime, it's on my bucket list.

Great place to visit, very spectacular.

But while compiling the bucket list make sure to include Valley of the Gods, same sort of scenery but smaller and you get to drive all through it up close and personal. Dirt road and can be rough, average car with care will do it, my Hertz rental managed OK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Gods

That area plus generally in southern Utah has so much great scenery. A fantastic place on a small scale was Goblin Valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_valley where you can walk all amongst the hoodoos and they are all sort of human size to say 4 times human size so a bit spooky evidently if visited at night. It was featured as an alien landscape in the sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest and when we saw it we both could say "been there, done that". Small area but extremely impressive.

Lots to see all 'round that area of northern Arizona and southern Utah. This Aussie has been to those areas twice, would go back any time.

Regards...... Guy

Thanks Guy, I've done the tourist thing from Phoenix to Las Vegas via Sedona, Grand Canyon, Hover Dam, but I would really love to visit an old John Wayne site. Gorgeous part of the world, and I'll keep your tips in mind.

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Doug Greer

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I now live in the Texas Hill Country but I grew up in Utah. The entire area of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico is an embarrassment of riches for landscape photographers. If you can't take a good picture there then your camera must be broken.

Don't forget that many of the best John Wayne westerns were directed by John Ford. I've got a real soft spot for those movies.

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