I know we have seen enough photos of Monument Valley. Photos will never do it justice. Every time I see it, it still amazes me with its beauty, that’s why I’m posting yet again. This is one of my favorite locations called the North Window.
The area is changing really fast with more and more tourist each year. There is now a large hotel, and many shops popping up left and right just along the highway. Much different that it was years ago.
Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N, 110°6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks).
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fds (6319) 2013-09-26 11:45
dear way lim this picture is very fantastic for location colors and clarity and very impressive blu sky with the clouds
i licke very much this image with great suggestions
besnard (49971) 2013-09-26 11:51
Une très belle carte postale bien réussie d'un endroit qui m'avait enchantée.
Merci pour le rappel de bons souvenirs et bonne soirée.
lousat (64295) 2013-09-26 12:00
The quality of this pic is absolutely fantastic,looks like to be there and watch this spectacle live,and maybe better...ehehe...magnificent view and top sharpness,details and colors,in the usual big White frame as i like.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-09-26 12:06
Indeed it is a fantastic scenery.
The picture has an excellent sharpness, DOF and composition. But I specially like the brilliant colours and the contrast between the red and the deep blue.
Best regards, Paul
olive224 (2583) 2013-09-26 12:24
Hi Way ne Lim
Fantastic colors and incredible sharpness for this beautiful image of MV
Difficult to find an original POV with this millions of time shot place !! But you did it anyway ;)
Almost a 3D effect with a great DOF
carlo62 (19513) 2013-09-26 12:42
grande quantità, una foto fantastica, con colori molto belli e una splendida luce.
Gigidusud (10314) 2013-09-26 13:08
Splendid landscape with nice contrast colors and beautiful light. Great picture I like a lot!
jadesgran (3995) 2013-09-26 13:14
Hello Wayne Lim
I would love to visit this area and see the sights that you have portrayed.
Well composed picture, amazing clarity and a lovely blue sky.
mkamionka (27115) 2013-09-26 14:20
there are never enough photos from this region and especially never enough YOUR photos. This is another brilliant work. I like very much the well saturated eye catching colors which also emphasize the unique nature of this place: it is so strange to walk there and have red earth under shoes. It feels like on another planet. Fantastic composition again with the opening between the rocks nicely asymmetrical in the frame.
It is a pleasure to watch it.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-09-26 14:35
i colori e la bellezza di questa foto sono ineguagliabili.
Il piacevole contrasto tra i rossi delle rocce e l'azzurro polarizzato del cielo è straordinario ed unito ad una nitidezza incredibile fanno di questa foto una delle più belle non solo tra le tue, ma tra tutte quelle apparse in questi ultimi giorni.
Non posso fare a meno di aggiungerla alle mie preferite.
Ciao e buona notte
macjake (45588) 2013-09-26 16:07
always a pleasure to re-visit your gallery Way.
this one packs a clear visual punch, as the colors and exposure really come alive.
super impresses as I said about the exposure and light levels.
excellent compo to have the tall stack WAY into the bg in between the V shape opening.
well done all around
nikkitta (9023) 2013-09-26 17:31
As you can read the comments, be sure as Mariusz said, people in TE will always want MORE of your photos and will be happy to watch your always technically perfect captures
Besides you always chose a way to capture a place that has your signature ( a very creative one), like in this post of great color contrast
A real pleasure to watch and comment
wolf38 (29118) 2013-09-26 21:58
Hello Way. A photo from a master hand - it is perfect in all photographic matters. The rock formations in this famous area is truly a special sight.
jjcordier (67332) 2013-09-26 23:18
Magnifique photo de ce superbe endroit. La composition est très bonne, la lumière splendide et la qualité d'image excellente.
emka (64214) 2013-09-26 23:53
Hi Way, The well know view but such classic is never boring. And what a pity it changes, with the more tourist coming and new hotels and many cars around... But what can be done.. Gorgeous shot.
Have a nice weekend MAlgo
dta (56784) 2013-09-27 0:56
hello WAy ,
What can I say ? one more time , the most perfect quality for this wonderful view .
Thanks for the share .
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-09-27 2:02
Hello Way - One good thing about your shot is that you managed to avoid the modern addition of tourist facilities and the developers have left you with an undisturbed and very beautiful view of the stunning rock formations. Progress I guess and testament to the popularity of this magnificent location. I agree with you, we do see many shots of Monument Valley but like you I do not tire at the breathtaking beauty of the area. This is such a fine shot, your clever composition includes the far-away butte just visible between the closer formations and giving a good feel for the vastness of the landscape. The colours remind me so much of Namibia and are wonderfully contrasted and pleasing to my eye. Excellent. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-09-27 2:47
Your photo has done Monument Valley justice. Not easy to do! Good sharpness and a superb warm cold colour contrast between the red rocks and blue sky. Good repetition and textural details in the sandy fg strewn with scattered shrubs surviving the hostile and arid environment. Tfs!
lgir (6651) 2013-09-27 3:19
beautiful composition of this mythical place with an outstanding image quality.
Thanks for sharing
cornejo (22590) 2013-09-27 5:18
Hi Way, lovely view of this beautiful place, very well composed and captured in this very good and pretty post. A wonderful image with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. An excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
chawax (16545) 2013-09-27 7:15
An excellent shot ! All is very well done : the POV, the colours, the sharpness. Incredible place, incredible picture !
janneman (2326) 2013-09-27 10:14
Monument Valley: Always impressive.
I love the saturated earth colours and the beautiful sky above!
BennyV (13058) 2013-09-27 10:29
Hello dear Way
As long as the pictures are this good, I don't mind more posts of the same location. This sure sure merits the post. Superb sharpness on the rocks and magic colours do the trick. Thumbs up, great work!
HimalAnda (6950) 2013-09-27 10:43
One more time, you show us a very nice picture, with an excellent composition, beautiful colors and a perfect sharpness due to a good management of the depth of field.
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-09-27 10:51
Amazing capture from Utah ! The cloudy sky creates a perfect contrast with the earth color of the rock formations. Interesting notes. Nice framing.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-09-27 21:37
It is an awe inspiring shot! I think I could easily have spent an entire week there with the changing lights and colours. All the better for knowing how much difference there is in the light values between the shady and sunlit sides. I believe you can take shots here with your eyes closed Way! and still get a great photo, but what a brilliant sight never seen nothing like that before nature throw up some amazing things with this shot. Great use the shrubs in the foreground as natural frame which draws the eye into e perspective of what I call 'view through shot' and this don't come much better than this with the stunning red massif geological wonder just draws all the attention there and great too, to see the gap at the third. It's razor sharp, bright and clear with great dof and all the delicious colours bundled in, of course the jaw dropping skyscape. Another top notch as usual and tx for sharing, my compliments!
annjackman (15581) 2013-09-27 23:59
This is an excellent picture of this iconic landscape. I like the recession with the buttes clearly visible in the distance. The sharpness and rich colours of the desert landscape are pefect against the saturated blue sky.
Kind Regards, Ann
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-09-28 1:38
another excellent one, Way. You got a frame which is looking superb. Picture quality is class one as ever. Beautifully contrasting colours. Superb composition. Tfs.
danos (78144) 2013-09-28 8:06
fascinating the view as the presentation of this landmark of Monument Valley,with the contrast of the colours and the brilliant light to makes the scene so effective and unique.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scenery as the beauty of it.
yquem46 (35432) 2013-09-28 13:48
Certainly one of my best preferred place in the west
A splendid color blend in this one, between the greenery, the rocks and the sky
Another top notch shot in your bag
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-09-29 11:33
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
Cricri (92267) 2013-09-29 22:29
C'est un endroit merveilleux, incroyable formation des roches, la végétation dans ce sol aride, bonne profondeur, détails et de superbe couleurs, le ciel s'ajoute merveilleusement aux paysage,
ktanska (22712) 2013-09-30 9:57
No wonder this point has got it's own name. Those rocks in different distances make strong perspective. You captured rich variety of tones even on this harsh sunshine.
Sonata11 (31253) 2013-10-01 20:54
very beautiful and spectacular view of Monument Valley. Wonderfully executed image, perfect like always. Colors, sharpness, clarity and fantastic POV. I love it. Awesome !!!Congrats.
jhm (128091) 2013-10-02 1:58
This are always very unique images through the colour of the rocks.
You chose a very well angle with the window between the rocks.
Lovely perspective image, with pleasant colours too.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Angshu (52956) 2013-10-07 3:38
Yes we do see a lot of pics from this Valley, but mostly on the most famous formations like the mitten for example...
This is a different POV...I can undersdtand the name 'window' which provides us the view of couple of formations in the BG. Impressive depth as we have the rock formations clearly decipherable in 3 layers of distances.
Needless to say, the red contrasts superbly with the blue of the sky
tatadalou (3997) 2013-10-07 17:03
Great pic, with stunning colours. The light that emerges from the shot is excellent. Your composition is wonderful. Just a regret, the different inclusions of your copyright mentions (three times in the picture), even slightly, disturbs a little the eye.
adores (30855) 2013-10-12 17:56
Another great shot from this wonderful place! Great quality as usual. Looks like a 3D shot and light and colours are excellent! I really like to see those rocks in the far background.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-16 7:41
Your skills are, as always, very impressive! You have rendered this sky into nearly the same beautiful "Berber Blue" as your fotos from Morocco! In the old days of film, I would have wagered that a polarizing filter was used, but now, it is hard to say. May I ask whether you used any filtering here?
Kielia (21533) 2013-10-21 7:58
you are adding another very well composed impression of this fantastic place to the gallery. The beautiful light is illuminating a great scenery! What I also like is the discrete signature. My compliments!
delpeoples (48690) 2013-12-11 17:03
Ciao Naught BF
No, I will never see enough of Monument Valley, so you just keep on loading those photos please! Again the colours are extraordinary and they combine with the clouds and the stunning textures just like a symphony. Did you see Peter B when you were here? That would have been one mini-Meeting I'd have loved to have seen.
Hugs to you and your loved ones, especially over the holiday season. I'm sure Santa will call on you as you are such a good boy :)