SEPTEMBER 2003 – Monument Valley with The Mittens and Merrick Butte (right), seen from the platform of the visitor center in the late afternoon. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
During our 2003 trip to the United States, we visited Monument Valley. At first we hesitated a bit to drive the valley with our rental car. But then we decided to go for it, and it was absolutely worth the effort. It allows you to stop where you feel it’s necessary. And so I took countless photos showing the majestic landscape in all its beauty.
The view from the visitor center is iconic and I felt that the blue sky was fantastic. We thought we were extremely lucky with the weather but some photographers point out that a few clouds further enhance the views. Well, well. I like this shot anyway because nothing distracts from the stunning scene. And the cars parking next to the dirt road perfectly highlight the enormous size of The Mittens and Merrick Butte.
The high resolution image
|Location||Monument Valley Viewpoint, Arizona|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm 1/2.8|
|Image Source||Slide Film – Fuji Sensia|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3743 x 2495 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|