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It took a minute to get used to the view, but I think I agree.
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Hi Joseph,

"The other side of the road" I think it's also called?

Think you may have a hazy day to start their but those usually burn off to a day full of good (but perhaps a bit direct?) light. I hope you have a good 'session' there - full of opportunity.

I also hope you didn't miss going to The Valley of the Gods just further North after Mexican Hat - it's every bit as good as Monument Valley but always so quiet!

Looking forward to your interpretations already!

Take care and best regards, Neil.
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Envy abounds! I am sometimes asked what is my favorite national park or location in the U.S. that I have been to as a photographer. Each has its unique qualities and I explain I don't really have a favorite. But if I could only return to one, Monument Valley would be it. Not a national park, sacred land of the Navajo. For those of you who have never been, if ever remotely close by, make time for a visit. History, unique landscape, the Navajo people - all special.

You have spurred me to try and plan a return to two very unique places in the southwest, Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

Surely you are not going to entice us and then not show some "real" images from your visit?

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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Envy abounds! ...


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I have recently read a text about the agricultural methods of the Navajo which were clearly superior compared to those methods the settlers brought with them (not only in terms of sustainability). Yes, Navajo land must be a magic place. I hope to get there some day.

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I just checked my photos from our visit in 2015, but I don't have anything showing the place we stayed at. I think we were higher up and further away, but a great place to visit. A great thrill to get there, and I'd love to get back.
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

It took a minute to get used to the view, but I think I agree.

Thank you Domien, The story behind the photo is me and my former colleague spent the night in one of those bungalows, woke up that morning had coffee and quick breakfast on the porch and that was what we saw😲
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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Hi Joseph,

"The other side of the road" I think it's also called?

Think you may have a hazy day to start their but those usually burn off to a day full of good (but perhaps a bit direct?) light. I hope you have a good 'session' there - full of opportunity.

I also hope you didn't miss going to The Valley of the Gods just further North after Mexican Hat - it's every bit as good as Monument Valley but always so quiet!

Looking forward to your interpretations already!

Take care and best regards, Neil.

Yes Neil we stayed at Gouldings. This was from my 1st trip there on Sept 24 2018. I believe same time you were doing your Epic "Utah Vacation". Which to my mind is travelogue par excel lance! Complete, un paralleled. Meticulously planned and executed. You got all the right shots at MV Perfectly.
Mine was lets go and see what happens, but did have the intention of shooting "the Full Moon in Monument Valley"

And yes it was still breakfast time and I saw this view. Got my Rokinon Ultra Wide which I love when I get it right . Its only draw back is it glares badly in the sun which is what I was shooting into

I didn't shoot the Valley of the Gods, but I did come across some other unique opportunities, night shots that are in my album, anyway were fun
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Envy abounds! I am sometimes asked what is my favorite national park or location in the U.S. that I have been to as a photographer. Each has its unique qualities and I explain I don't really have a favorite. But if I could only return to one, Monument Valley would be it. Not a national park, sacred land of the Navajo. For those of you who have never been, if ever remotely close by, make time for a visit. History, unique landscape, the Navajo people - all special.

You have spurred me to try and plan a return to two very unique places in the southwest, Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

Surely you are not going to entice us and then not show some "real" images from your visit?

Yes Roger you are right it is called "Monument Valley Navajo Nation Tribal Park" it is their's not our governments
The Navajo Nation is a huge territory in the Southwest

It is my favorite, especially after having been there. And it just photographs so well, so many iconic features to photograph. Starting w the Mitten's, John Ford point, the quirky Mexican Hat, that fascinates me. The Forrest Gump shot that I became obsessed with enough that after I didn't get the shot my first time I went back from San Francisco just to get it. The 1st time I saw it and then all the different versions from other photographers, I marveled at it and many many other features that photograph so well

Here is a version I haven't posted

Unfortunately the Navajo Nation has been hit hard by covid and its closed tight every since. One of the first places I wanted to see is Antelope Canyon the beautiful slot canyons are closed tight w no reopening date in sight how sad for all concerned

Did have the good fortune to go to Page area last November had a fantastic time w no crowds anywhere and great weather. Lake Powell was marvelous, as beautiful as could be
A different take:




Vermillion Cliff

I really should album my Page visit. It was as beautiful as can be. Made it out to Kanab, yikes!

A fabulous place no one ever heard of, Sunset Crater National Monument. It is special. Its almost in the town of Flagstaff and its open. Thats my recommendation
I missed out on the North Rim, its snowing there already, haven't been able to get there all season from the monsoon
In the world we live in today; if you get a chance to do something do it,
Come on up there's a million things to see, as you know
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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

A fabulous place no one ever heard of, Sunset Crater National Monument. It is special. Its almost in the town of Flagstaff and its open. Thats my recommendation
I missed out on the North Rim, its snowing there already, haven't been able to get there all season from the monsoon


The North Rim - you will return I am sure. As you know, a bit harder to get to than the more famous South Rim but it is spectacular - many viewpoints requiring only short hikes but a bit of driving to some. In addition to Sunset Crater National Monument there is Wuptaki National Monument - interesting to me with all it's abandoned structures but not as visually breathtaking as other locations like Canyon de Chelly (about three hours away). You probably know all this already but am posting for those who have never visited and are inspired by your images and story.
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Envy abounds! ...


+1

I have recently read a text about the agricultural methods of the Navajo which were clearly superior compared to those methods the settlers brought with them (not only in terms of sustainability). Yes, Navajo land must be a magic place. I hope to get there some day.

Josef, you are a lucky guy!

I don't know about the Navajo agriculture, so I can't speak to that but I posted some Condor shots in the Birds theme recently and I posted just now also the Sphinx at Lee's Ferry in Landscape, all deep in the Navajo Nation
The Condors was so unexpected amazing, just blew me away. Living here blows me away
Come over Harald. Theres too much to see
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

I just checked my photos from our visit in 2015, but I don't have anything showing the place we stayed at. I think we were higher up and further away, but a great place to visit. A great thrill to get there, and I'd love to get back.

Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon and all things inside the Navajo Nation look to be closed for the see able future but there is so much more to see here as Neil catalogued so expertly

that breakfast photo was quite impromptu as you might expect. We were sitting on the porch having our coffee and breakfast pastry looking at that scene on a beautiful morning, wondering what lay ahead. It was so nice on that porch I just had to take that picture
I hope you all can make the trip someday. I can guarantee its worth it
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https://flic.kr/s/aHsmy9ktdF the album of the trip. Monument Valley Sept 2018 and 2019


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