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
Using his wine glass as a pointer, this father enjoys a precious moment with his son, whose short attention span is focused on some unseen object of interest on the painted landscape.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards near Charlottesville, Virginia. October 30, 2011
Nikon 105 mm, F/5.6, 1/200, ISO 100
This photo brings back memories of an amazing trip to the Southwest with my family several years ago. I was shooting with a Nikon D50 back then (which Jenny now uses). I’ve always liked the lush colors and stark lines in this photo.
July 26, 2006
Nikon 18 mm, F/10, 1/250
Rockfish River Loop Trail, Nellysford, Virginia, April 15, 2012
Nikon 75 mm, F/8, 1/1600, ISO 1000