Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monument Valley is a photographers dream!

Day five was extremely hot! We crossed the boarder from Utah and drove a few miles into Arizona to visit the Navajo Indian museum and admire the amazing views.

With much encouragement from the back seat we stopped at an Indian Souvenir Store on the side of the road - with dirt floors - but amazing jewellery.

In the afternoon, I was lucky enough to spend four hours with a Navajo Indian guide on a tour of the Valley.

Wow! As if the view wasn't amazing enough - but a rainbow!!!

Our time was spent driving from amazing site to another amazing site, stopping for photos and the occasional spot of jewellery shopping. At many of the sites huge tables of jewellery and pottery were on display.

In the following rock formations you can clearly see firstly profile of an Indian head, with long black hair created by the natural flow of water through the hole in the rock. The second photo is famous because it looks like an Eagle's head.

One of my favorite parts of the tour was arriving at the overhang of rock where John Wayne sat on his horse looking for the lost little girl in the film, The Searchers. When we arrived at this spot, an Indian was waiting on a horse to provide a great photo opportunity. If you were inclined you could sit on the horse and had your photo taken in the same place for five dollars - you will be glad to know that I practiced restraint.

The tour was wonderful and I took over one thousand photographs. Below are some of my favorites that I have edited.

Our visit to Monument Valley was definitely a trip highlight. I returned back at the camp ground well after eight at night, exhausted but keen to check and edit photos. Tomorrow we will hit the Grand Canyon.

1 comment:

  1. Jo your photos are amazing, keep them coming! Love to all xxxx