SEPTEMBER 2003 – Monument Valley, seen from Ford’s Point, the location where famous Western movie director John Ford placed the camera to show the actors in an authentic setting. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
During our 2003 trip to the United States, we visited Monument Valley with its its breathtaking beauty.
The view from John Ford’s Point is iconic. For many scenes, Ford placed his camera here to present the actors as part of the truly monumental landscape. Of course, when Ford directed his films, there were no cars visible in the frame (that’s the little white dots in the center), yet the location is still overwhelming today. We were alone at the viewpoint and could enjoy the scene for quite a while before moving on.
An awesome photographic memory.
The high resolution image
|Location||Monument Valley Viewpoint, Arizona|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|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||3854 x 2474 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|