Photographer's Note

I know we have seen enough photos of Monument Valley. For me, it doesn’t matter that I have been there 3 times now, I am still in awe with its beauty and I have not even seen the best of it yet, since I have not yet done the tour with the Navajo guide. Next time when I have more time here, I would love to see it in more details.

Here, I’m just amazed and happy to find such lovely cluster of yellow blossom late in the year. Even it was way after sunset, but Armed with a tripod I was able to get a long exposure and really bring out the glow of the wildflower with the classic view of the buttes.

The area is changing really fast with more and more tourist each year. There is now a large hotel, and many shops popping up left and right just along the highway. Much different that it was years ago.

Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N, 110°6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks).

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Additional Photos by Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
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