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The road to the Valley

By KingBee
There are a couple of ways to approach Monument Valley but this one is the most scenic. That view has probably been on more album covers (think Eagles) than you could shake a stick at. I remember when I took this (May 2014) there were so many kamikaze Japanese tourists waiting for vehicles to pass then lying prone in the middle of the road with more long lenses than I've seen at a footie match, just to get that perfect shot. Once they all got back on their bus I got my turn. I've given the image a new sky (the original was completely flat) and a touch of Glamour Glow and other small enhancements in Nik. Something to while away the time on a Saturday morning, I suppose. I should be doing other things but this heat is so stuporific I canna be bothered.......

With thanks to Ollie, Kath and William for their very kind UAs for yesterday's "Tees" upload, and thanks also for the votes and comments and interest shown generally.

Tags: Utah Monument valley Landscape and travel

Voters: Janetdinah, pablophotographer, ChristopherA and 55 more

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17 Jul 2021 10:05AM
I like the way that the yellow lines appear to be floating above the road, Bob. Smile

17 Jul 2021 10:12AM
Excellent Bob,
KingBee Plus
15 554 2 Scotland
17 Jul 2021 10:15AM

Quote:I like the way that the yellow lines appear to be floating above the road, Bob
So they are, John! Hadn't noticed that.
17 Jul 2021 11:32AM
Great capture.
17 Jul 2021 11:36AM
Stunning shot Bob .. reminds me of the old Who song Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1876 England
17 Jul 2021 11:45AM
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2021 11:46AM
Excellent panorama and I have no objections to a new sky Bob. Except I'm jealous of your technical abilities! Wink

An image to view large and lean back in your chair to appreciate.

Then you click the award button. WinkWink

Stay as cool as the image Bob!


Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2021 12:20PM
That road goes on and on... Beautiful composition, amazing location...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
17 Jul 2021 1:22PM
And here was I thinking this was the private drive from the main road to your house...Wink
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
17 Jul 2021 2:09PM
When the road seems to go on forever. Great image Bob.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Jul 2021 2:34PM
Super shot and treatment 😁
Amazing capture Bob, glad you got your turn.
17 Jul 2021 9:02PM
a beautifully worked image of this much photographed vista
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2021 9:58PM
an incredible image
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
17 Jul 2021 11:35PM
An iconic scene .... very well captured

Love it

8 Aug 2021 11:52PM
What a road ... Ghost of John Wayne
out there somewhere ? Hope to see this iconic place one day in our travels . So glad you finally got to have your turn Bob
Cheers Walt

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