6.13.2008

Merrick Butte View

Monument Valley in Black and White
June 2008

My iTunes: Not As We by Alanis Morissette

On our whirlwind tour of Arizona, near the border of Utah, we made sure to stop at Monument Valley after we went to the Grand Canyon. There just are not words for what we have seen the last few days. Magnificent is one. Breathtaking is another. Those still don't do any of it justice.

This is one of my favorite shots from Monument Valley...mainly because of the tree in the foreground. Hope you all like it and it makes you want to go for a visit.

17 comments:

Robert said...

Your use of black and white here forces me to see detail. The texture in the rock formation is beautiful. A detail that may well have been lost with the sight of the natural color. I also love how you composed the tree into the frame. I'm afraid if I went for a visit I'd say, "Ya, it's nice. But it doesn't compare to Anna's picture." :)

Sarch said...

Wonderful as always Anna.

I just had the opportunity to share your work with my youngest son. He thinks your pictures are fantastic and is going to have his girlfriend (who enjoys photography) visit your blog.

Hope you folks are staying safe and enjoying the blessings of God!

DeLi said...

so magnificent...my thought is: if this monument can talk,,what will it share?

Mark said...

Wonderful use of black and white here.

The real question about your trip, however, is did you see Radiator Springs?

Jenty said...

Love the starkness of the shot!

timtim said...

Beautiful in black and white. Again, someday...

christy said...

Ditto to what Robert said. Maybe one day I'll manage to travel west instead of east... :)

juliana said...

wow, fabulous black and white! the detail is amazing...

John Roberts said...

I think the west has stirred your creative mind. This is good stuff!

Bunny Trails said...

Very stunning shot. I agree, the tree offers much to the composition. Very nice. :D

paul chambers said...

anna these images are so evocative - they drip of the kind of wilderness that shapes us - it's one of the few places in your country i have yet to visit....the badlands

stunning work as always

kenju said...

No photograph I have ever seen of the Grand Canyon does it justice; in fact, they pale by comparison to the real thing. I am still looking forward to seeing some of yours! Love the butte.

the teach said...

It's a beautiful shot, Anna! Why did you choose to present it in B&W? :D

Anna said...

It has already been said...sorta...I think color can distract and I think black and white gives the photo a timeless quality. It was so hard to capture the grandness of these structures and I felt b&w helped me get pretty darn close. :)

Thanks for asking!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely want to go for a visit. Love the black and white treatment of this shot. It makes the picture so full of texture and i agree that the tree in front gives wonderful perspective.

Paul Nichols said...

Fantastic!!! Arizona is my home state. I miss it all the time.

JAM said...

Wow. Just, wow.

It's so crisp and detailed.