The world as I see it — by R C Norman


Merrick Butte

Merrick Butte

Likely one of the most photographed landmarks of the American Southwest is Merrick Butte in Monument Valley, Arizona. As a follow-up to my previous post of the Mustang, I wanted to share another landscape of this beautiful country where such wild horses roam. This region of the U.S. is one of my favorite places, and I had no idea how incredibly colorful it was in my earlier years seeing it in black and white on John Ford films and TV westerns. I made this image in 2006 during a family vacation and have always liked the rich, saturated orange, browns and yellows in contrast with the baby blue Arizona sky. July 25, 2006.
Camera specs: Nikon D50, 55 mm, F/10, 1/320

7 responses

  1. The color is just amazing.

    May 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

  2. Rob, Is there any post-processing done to this photos, or is that “as is?” Pretty wonderful colors…


    May 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    • Rick, I did some slight contrast enhancement to account for haze since I did not have a filter, but the colors are true. It is at beautiful place.

      May 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

  3. Steve Vernon

    Great image, its something I would love to see in person.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:49 am

    • Thanks Steve. I hope you do see Monument Valley; it’s worth it! – Rob

      May 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

  4. Ana Bella

    You take nice photos! Thanks for the follow. 🙂

    May 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • Thank you. So do you 🙂 – Rob

      May 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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