Monument Valley, Arizona (II)

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/

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

Capture Date14-SEP-2003
LocationMonument Valley Viewpoint, Arizona
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceSlide Film – Fuji Sensia
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3854 x 2474 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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