In this scene is a Navajo Native American abode made of clay and wood, to the left picnic tables for visitors, and the grand vista of Monument Valley in the background.
The Navajo name for Monument Valley is "Tse Bii' Ndzisgaii", meaning valley of the rocks. The most dominant feature in the Valley are vast sandstone buttes with the tallest reaching 300 meters high.
Visitors may pay an access fee from the Navajo residents to travel on a 17 mile dirt road into the heart of the Valley.
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lousat (67045) 2013-12-15 10:43
Hi Ray,truly beautiful this composition,not only this original and historical building about the Navajos,but a fantastic scenery too,the red is everywhere,and you caught this view in the best way and with spectacular details,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
marina7 (7781) 2013-12-15 12:16
it's like a movie frame, there must be Indians on horsebacks behind the rock:) Very eye-catching orange color suffusing the picture. Nice shot.
Have a great week!
kabel (1369) 2013-12-15 20:08
Hello Ray, a very fine view of Monument Valley. Different from most with the Indian abode in the foreground. The colors are so strong and vibrant they provide a good contrast to the blue sky.
Of course, John Ford made this Indian country so famous with his movies, that going there to visit is a real treat.
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2013-12-16 4:26
I echo what Luciano says, this is a really superb composition. You have included so many elements of interest and with beautiful depth. The deep red/orange of the clay is a stark contrast to the blue sky, and I love that the butte is central in the frame like this while the other elements are off center. Brilliant.
kato (10547) 2013-12-16 10:09
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the architecture made of clay and wood, Monument Valley and rock range in back. Monument Valley is a natural great present which does not get bored even if it sees how many times. And, it's a good contrast with blue sky.
mcmtanyel (7297) 2013-12-17 8:40
Monument Valley, a name to add to the list of places to see when we go back to Arizona. This photo is good advertisement for the place, TFS!
eldancer1 (22383) 2013-12-17 10:40
Very nice documentation of the Native Americans abodes and I like the rock formation behind it. Is this an entrance to bigger space underground? Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.