I know we have seen enough photos of Monument Valley. For me, it doesn’t matter that I have been there 3 times now, I am still in awe with its beauty and I have not even seen the best of it yet, since I have not yet done the tour with the Navajo guide. Next time when I have more time here, I would love to see it in more details.
Here, I’m just amazed and happy to find such lovely cluster of yellow blossom late in the year. Even it was way after sunset, but Armed with a tripod I was able to get a long exposure and really bring out the glow of the wildflower with the classic view of the buttes.
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 (9336) 2013-04-11 11:04
dear way lim
this is a fantastic vision of the dream place
great worck great scharpnees and fantastic colors and light over the flowers in the foreground
i lick very much this and now i dreaming
PaulVDV (27882) 2013-04-11 11:17
The flowers on the foreground look almost like a fata morgana. In that red world their yellow colour must attrackt a lot of bees or wasps (if they can live there of course).
This landscape is absolutely breathtaking while the picture shows a wonderful red-blue contrast.
But the yellow flowers give a truly added value to this high quality picture.
Best regards, Paul
danos (96171) 2013-04-11 11:26
very nice the panoramic view of the place with the monuments of the valley Awaken to dominating the image as the place too.The yellow wild flowers create contrast in the scene making it more effective as inviting too.
cornejo (40933) 2013-04-11 11:27
Hi Way, lovely view of this beautiful and interesting place, very well captured with a great pov, excellent and beautiful in this picture. Wonderful very well composed image of a charming place. Very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this super interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
SWEETFREEDOM (24544) 2013-04-11 11:35
someone years ago sang ''enough is enough'', but looking at this wonderful landscape you can't get by any reason bored by this amazing view. the yellow flowers in blossom in fg is a welcomed plus.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2013-04-11 11:37
Hello Way, i've seen many images from this site, even movies. This photo of yours has some amazing colors. Good contrast of the ever-present red-ish tones and the yellow bush in the foreground. Good high POV that allows you to get the whole scenery. Very fortunate to be there. Regards!
m (0) 2013-04-11 11:43
stunning place and a perfect picture. Love the way you composed it with those yellow flowers in the foreground leading the eye straight to the queer mountains and then to the horizon line. Excellent depth and super colors and textures.
ktanska (27250) 2013-04-11 11:53
It seems that you found the only flowers of this desert!
They almost steel the attention from those monumental peaks. Soft light looks lovely. Long exposure gives surprising results on this case, it is hard to guess that the sun has set already.
marabu61 (10717) 2013-04-11 12:01
Even if we might have seen plenty of pictures of this iconic place, this must be one of the best I have ever seen. There is a real sense of space to this and your choice of foreground is perfect. Amazing light and great colors complete this wonderful composition.
have a good evening
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-11 12:13
Hello Way - I just love the yellow flowers in the FG here, they add a delightful FG detail to your shot which sets it apart from many shots of this famous valley. The colour contrast is superb with the yellow and soft blue highlighting the reds of the landscape. Excellent, a memorable piece of work. Warm regards Rosemary
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-11 13:51
The view is superb and I love it as well. I have never been there but I am sure that the landscape is unique and full of amazing tones and sights. You have selected a very interesting one with yellow flowers captured in the foreground which gave a nice contrast to the rocks. Perfectly seen and executed work. TFS.
npecanhuk (74494) 2013-04-11 17:15
Wonderful picture with superb photo quality!
I specially enjoyed the colors, the chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-11 17:16
Ana amazing, almost eternal view, Way, with perfect clarity as far as the eye can see - really a majestic view and shot. Wonderful and minimalistic color here, with the red-orange sand broken sharply by the yellow in FG. Nice POV here, and breathtaking scene.
GiovanniG (3254) 2013-04-11 19:22
Ciao Mr. Lim,
Wonderful composition with detail from front to back. The yellow flowers are a good counterpoint to the fantastic rock formations. Well done!
kabel (1926) 2013-04-11 19:47
Hello Way, a very different view from the others here on TE. Great composition. Perfect exposure.
The wildflowers in the fg add alot of drama and color especially against so much red rock amd soil. Your eye sees the world uniquely and it is here in your photos for all of us to enjoy.
macjake (66648) 2013-04-11 21:48
I have to admit that I've never really thought of Utah as a prime destination point for photos.
but its looking better and better all the time thanks to your photos :)
lovely color set, especially with the bright yellows for contrast.
excellent depth and overall clarity.
hopefully i'll get here one day
lousat (89252) 2013-04-12 0:52
Hi Way,fantastic capture of this valley,spectacular view and quality of details and colors,great idea the yellow flowers to contrast the blue of sky,another pearl in your very professional gallery,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
sevy (58) 2013-04-12 0:58
A place I dream to visit one day (and to take a lot of good pictures of course). It is still a pleasure to see good shots from there.
I like the mood of this shot thanks to the soft lightning with no shadows and the subtle graduation of colors (especially in the sky). Moreover, you balanced with the yellow counterpoint of the flowers in background.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-12 3:38
one of my favourite places in the USA and you have captured it magnificently. Everything here is just so perfectly managed. A real quality image and glorious presentation. Love it!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
mkamionka (35608) 2013-04-12 4:11
I think I have in my collection a photo from similar POV as well. I like very much your foreground here. The yellow color adds so much life here. Very well spotted! Excellent work!!!
Haymotion (2753) 2013-04-12 4:35
Perfect composition with high quality image.
I like this flower in the first plan.
Very good job
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-12 5:15
Ola Way ,
Está brutal esta tua foto com estas flores amarelas em primeiro plano faz um contraste lindo com a paisagem em redor , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
JFS (32459) 2013-04-12 6:27
Amazing image, the yellow bunch of flowers contrast so well with the red and dry earth! Amazing scenery, seems of another planet!
saxo042 (37794) 2013-04-12 7:58
The yellow colours of the close flowers are very important in this capture, balancing the blue sky and matching the red earth and the impressive "monuments".
Kielia (24077) 2013-04-12 9:02
you have found an excellently working POV to show us this amazing landscape in a wonderful light. The colors make the image very attractive - and the cluster of flowers is the icing on the cake composition wise. My compliments also for the nice note!
holmertz (50782) 2013-04-12 10:08
An impressive view and amazing colors. The yellow flowers look fantastic against the red earth of the valley. The dark blue, almost violet sky is a perfect complement.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-12 10:26
Beautiful surrounding and beautiful picture.
The excellent point of view, composition
and light managament: the composition and
light are in a great balance and the yellow
flowers creates an extra depth and is a nice
tatadalou (7459) 2013-04-13 12:47
You're right, the mere presence of these flowers in the foreground and the special lighting of early hours give a beautiful version of Monument Valley.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-04-14 5:34
a very nice composition has been displayed here.
the colors are quite effective too.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-04-14 9:03
Fantastic shot of these unique rock formations.
You have really managed to capture the majesty of the place.
Everything about this image is perfect!
I add this picture to my favourites.
maloutim (9639) 2013-04-14 18:38
The cluster of yellow flowers makes all the difference in this classic panorama. It brightens up the awesome desert which you captured in a great composition with the path leading the eye towards the three "Monuments" in the background.
Great, bright colours considering it was way after sunset.
Thanks for sharing.
CLODO (33864) 2013-04-16 8:21
even if it is very soon photographied, your image is new by its soft colors and the yellow bush in the FG, taken before sunrise.
HimalAnda (10651) 2013-04-16 11:55
WHat a beautiful picture! The yellow flower on the foreground brings a touch of color in this wonderful landscape.
Congratulations (one more time!).
korbee (6617) 2013-04-16 12:17
To put the flowers in front is a vey fine move Way,and it really makes the landscape alive!
One of the most amazing landscape on earth thhats for sure.
jhm (150858) 2013-04-18 4:18
The yellow flowers are the real eye catchers on these nice panoramic view about these area
We get a lovely view on this old buildings.
Excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
adores (44897) 2013-04-18 17:33
Another fantastic landscape! Seen from this pov, the place seems really impressive and you have done a great job. I like the composition with the yellow flowers in foreground and that magnificent endless landscape. Exposure and colours are just perfect! Just hope they don't spoil the place too much!
abmdsudi (52487) 2013-04-23 22:38
This is a breathtaking sight, a great wild west spectacle in such a very cool, pleasant lighting and gorgeous tones. The original use of the natural frame - having the vivid contrasty yellow blooms in the lower part is perfect decision to keep the eye within the picture. You're a very lucky man to have seen this with your own eyes, a never to be forgotten glimpse of a place carved by millions of years of weather, the beauty of nature in beautiful colours and geology. I believe you can take photos here with your eyes closed and still get a great shot!. You are showing us this enchanting nature wonders so well, one can never tire of this place. Hats off to you!!
olive224 (2719) 2013-04-26 9:00
I've seen many pictures of MV but yours is definitely one of the most beautiful
Your yellow foreground is amazing by contrasting with the red sand and the blue sky
The DOF is extremly high and the sharpness at the top
I LOVE IT ;)
Thanks for sharing with us, poor human photographers ;)
yquem46 (38750) 2013-04-26 9:03
missed this one while away to Vietnam
Just splendid !
Classic compo, gorgeous luminosity and colors, of the ground and of course the bush of yellow flowers
bravo, have a nice WE
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-04-29 5:56
this picture of Monument Valley has been taken wonderfully and perfectly well done like always. Like it. Fantastic photo job. Thank you.
All the best,
manudautriche (4348) 2013-04-30 12:43
I love this compositin and this place...great shot...:)
Angshu (56750) 2013-05-02 4:40
My deep respects about your ability to always show places in different light (pun intended) which also reflects on your creative bend of mind.
The yellow flowers in the FG almost glow as you yourself mentioned and brings the shot out beautifully. In fact there's a glow on the whole which seems to emanate from the reddish brown soil as well..simply wonderful! Of course the famous buttes have been photographed zillions of times, but this picture might just sit in the top bucket
ChrisJ (111706) 2013-05-02 6:34
Another spot I wish I had had the time to see. Monument Valley is kind of hard to get to using public transport or without paying an expensive trip from Las Vegas plus tips. Here I especially like the warm cold color contrast between the yellow fg bush and the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and framing. Tfs!
williewhistler (16310) 2013-05-02 11:46
Hello Way,a truly lovely shot,imaginatively composed and beautifully presented.
Cricri (117365) 2013-05-02 11:50
Un paysage d'une grande beauté, insolite, comme venu d'une autre planète, merveilleuse dans les couleurs , le top avec les fleurs qui semble incroyable dans cette terre rouge, sublime profondeur et composition
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-05-08 4:59
Great colors in this stupendous landscape shot.Marvelous framing to get a complete shot.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Very well presented.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-05-31 16:31
There are photos of this valley but not with this POV that has lots of contrast red - blue and a light very special given by the long exposure
The brunch of flowers add a touch of color and helps to make your capture a very personal one
Answer your notes about Mongolia, thanks
speedymanu (3587) 2013-06-25 9:49
a stunning and dramatic composition. The colors of the plant add a delicate contrast to the dirt and stones while the blossomin aspect of the plant nicely interacts with the stark mineral beauty of this location.
Didi (60586) 2013-07-10 3:49
Wonderful spotlights on the bush, briliant colours
Well done for the lights management
pajaran (59129) 2014-01-20 23:48
Interesantan tekst Monument Valley, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na cvece i kanjon ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa cvecem i kanjon, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting text of Monument Valley, with a description ...
A nice view of the Flowers and canyon ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place shown with flowers and canyons, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
SimoAle (646) 2014-02-26 7:20
quando sento la nostalgia degli Stati Uniti sbircio tra le tue foto e i tuoi splendidi lavori.
La Monument Valley ti lascia tanto dentro e solo chi ha la fortuna di visitarla può capirmi non è cosi'?
Ottimo lavoro ricco di colore luce e nitidezza.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-22
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-04-11 11:02
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