Whenever director John Ford wanted to film the cavalry or Indians crossing a river, he went north 25 miles from Monument Valley to Mexican Hat and the San Juan River, exemplified in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon". Here is located another magnificent area of sandstone buttes and mesas - Valley of the Gods.
In addition to another western movie favorite filming location, Valley of the Gods also has scenes from Forrest Gump (1993) and To Wong Foo (1994). The Valley also had two "Doctor Who" tv episodes filmed there - "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon".
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serp2000 (38301) 2013-12-16 9:03
Another interesting excursus to the movie history, and outstanding photo with these marvelous autumn colors. The upper part reminds me something from Egypt, for example. Forest Gump is one of my favorite movies.
I think, I must to see this scene again.
Oh, yeah, Anderson is a typical Swedish surname, indeed. Wish you were there too. ))
mesutilgim (80576) 2013-12-16 14:19
Very nice capture of this autumnal scenery in Utah.
Good chosen format and nice warm colors.
TFS and best regards
emilbo (22262) 2013-12-16 15:48
C'est vraiment un endroit merveilleux à visiter et surement l'endroit pour faire clic… clic… clic… Ça me rappelé toujours les bons vieux westerns, que j'allais voir dans le temps, mais les indiens sont disparues. Le monument est magnifique et les couleurs automnales sont merveilleuses.
Cordiales salutations du Canada dans une tempête de neige,
emka (73761) 2013-12-16 23:57
Now there are no western movies and they used to be so popular. I loved them, and John Wayne... When I was in US West I looked for the traces of the old time everywhere. I was somewhere near Mexican Hat and San Juan Valley, but I do not remember this Valley. amazing landscape of Utah. Thanks!
have a nice day
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2013-12-17 4:50
Like Serghei, this reminds me too of the sculptures of ancient Egypt, or perhaps the mountain known as the Lion in Capetown, amazing natural formation. Beautiful how you have broken the scene in three like this too, the foliage, the red rocks and the beautiful blue sky.
Silvio1953 (116861) 2013-12-18 5:55
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic natural monument, lovely composition with beautiful flowers in FG, wonderful warm colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
chawax (18621) 2013-12-18 11:35
Nice point of view on this incredible mountain. The rocks have fantastic colours. Nice autumn colours too in the foreground.
fotka (3325) 2013-12-20 5:56
In your gallery still autumn. Nice shot from Utah with colorful rock formation. Good composition with warm colors, superb light and interesting note.