Photo Friday: Monument Valley

by Don Faust on January 28, 2011

This Photo Friday: Don’s favorite image from Monument Valley

Photograph of Monument Valley

Pictured is Monument Valley, located within the Navajo Nation on both sides of the border between Arizona and Utah.  Part of the Colorado Plateau, the valley is approximately 2,000 square miles, and is characterized by the many deep red sandstone buttes, the largest being 1,000 ft above the valley floor.

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Camels & Chocolate January 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I can’t wait to go back here. I worked as a backpacking guide/ranch hand in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah for a few summers in college but haven’t been back since 2003. I think Scott and I are going to try to explore the area again by car when we do a huge Western road trip this spring!

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Michelle January 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Wow, that photo looks amazing!

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Don February 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

Thanks Michelle. It’s much more impressive live and in-person, but the whole area was a photographer’s dream. I couldn’t believe how red everything was.

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MagicLight February 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

This is such a beautiful area. Haven’t been there in several years; time to go back and shoot it again!

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Gorilla Safaris in Uganda February 3, 2011 at 5:21 am

The unique beauty of a desert. Some place worth visiting.

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