Photographing Monument Valley Utah

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

If you ever watched old western movies they probably had some iconic scenes in this place – Monument Valley.  Talk about beautiful, this place really took it to another level. Well it wasn’t very easy to get to – many hours driving by car across flat dry cold desert but I finally made it there by around 3pm in the afternoon.  Monument Valley is actually in Utah (right on the Arizona border) and it is in Navajo Country.  When I got there I had a little over an hour and a half to take the rugged trails by car to visit all of the different parts of the park.  It wasn’t easy as the road was all dirt and very bumpy.  It was so dusty but so beautiful – everything was red sand and the sun was setting so the colors were so warm.  I was amazed at how the formations appear to be crumbling. The soft sandstone is constantly changing and in 100 years this place may look very different.  Monument Valley is one of the 7 wonders of the world.  What a beautiful and fantastic place.