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The Mittens
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Monument Valley has played quite a part, in the lives of many,who have never been there. Film director, John Ford, along with John Wayne, filmed a number of classic Westerns, in this valley of red sandstone monoliths. It is situeted, mainly in Southern Utah, along the Arizona border, and home, to the Navajo. The Mittens, pictured here, is one of the most photographed sites in the U.S., and many of those, taking the pictures, are German and Japanese tourists. And a few Canucks.


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07/17/06 8:50 PM GMT
oooooooh!!!!!!!!! This is my fave kinda settings! I wanna go and see places like this soooo bad! Very beautifully done, Doug!
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07/17/06 9:15 PM GMT
Stunning .... the colors are amazing. When traveling Utah many years ago, I bypassed Monument Valley ... now I wish I hadn't. Beautiful work & so nicely presented Doug. Going to my fav's ... love it.
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07/17/06 9:23 PM GMT
man i'd love to go there. i'll be going out to the oregon coast in a couple weeks, then to the smokies, hopefully i can get some good shots on those trips.
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07/17/06 9:56 PM GMT
Simply stunning. It has a surreal look to it. The framing adds emphasis to the amazing colour. A top picture.
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07/17/06 10:15 PM GMT
Excellent work from you, Doug. I like the way of presentation and the filters you used. It gives the whole scenery a very soft and dreamy touch without being wishy washy. Good focal points and well balanced color, contrast and saturation. Thumbs up, my friend...
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07/17/06 10:49 PM GMT
Another great image Doug...must be spectacular to see live...gerry..
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07/17/06 11:05 PM GMT
I thought you had a pic of some gloves up Another fine job here Doug.
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07/17/06 11:26 PM GMT
It is a stunning image. Nice work!
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07/17/06 11:31 PM GMT
This is a great image Doug ... I've never heard of "The Mittens" but you've taken care of that with your informative description and shown them to me in grand fashion.
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07/17/06 11:54 PM GMT
Into my favs with this one! Nice distant shot! Kudos!
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07/17/06 11:55 PM GMT
Gorgeous Doug, just gorgeous. It looks wonderful on the desktop and thanks for sharing it. Anita
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07/18/06 1:25 AM GMT
Straight to the slideshow, Doug. Excellent image! - Dave
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07/18/06 1:52 AM GMT
I've lived near and been to Monument Valley many times when I was younger, and I can definitely say that as spectacular as the whole valley is, this is one of the best captures I've even seen, including being there. You've really captured more than meets the eye. Wonderful job !!!
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07/18/06 2:00 AM GMT
Yes I have seen these many times. Good take on them here. Very nicely done and framed well.
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07/18/06 2:31 AM GMT
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07/18/06 3:28 AM GMT
WOWWWW.. STUNNING... absolutely love this.. amazing colours and light... perfectly framed.. it's now on my desktop... LOVE IT..
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07/18/06 3:38 AM GMT
Breathtaking, Doug. I am sitting here mouth agape. I love it!
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07/18/06 5:24 AM GMT
Hay Doug. I think this image is very good except for the over contrasted sky line. Thats a major distraction for me and looks like a pic taken from a point and shoot cam on auto mode lol. Other than that the rocks and the ground looks so awesome. Well done.
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07/18/06 6:06 AM GMT
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07/18/06 6:46 AM GMT
Gorgeous colors! Great perspective. You really conveyed the size of these well. Wonderful shot.
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07/18/06 7:52 AM GMT
This is perfect and I think you have done an excellent job on it. I have added this one to my favs. I also like the framing you have used Excellent work
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07/18/06 9:05 AM GMT
where were you situated when you took this one.? the colors are wonderful as is the texture of the rocks. jen
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07/18/06 9:50 AM GMT
This piece rocks!! Get it? Rocks!! 8~)

Perfect angle on the take and overall comp, other than the sky's a wee punched. Rock solid colors and great feel!!
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07/18/06 1:00 PM GMT
It doesn't get any better than this Doug. The view here is simply fantastic. Love your framing on this too. Into my favs also!
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07/18/06 3:56 PM GMT
Fantstic work here, amazing colours. great landscape photo.
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07/23/06 7:19 AM GMT
Hi Doug, I've been away from Caedes for a while and don't have time to comment on every great photo of yours, but this one is really special. I've been to Monument Valley, and have nothing remotely equal to this shot of yours. I especially like the panoramic presentation and the rocks in the foreground that give perspective and "frame" the mittens. Outstanding!
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07/24/06 2:35 PM GMT
Wow, Doug.... O_O This is soooo beautiful...
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07/27/06 10:52 AM GMT
Again Doug a great shot! This is amazing and I agree with others that the framing you added compliments the color of this place.
Great job!
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08/12/06 3:50 AM GMT
superb!! i love the color of the rocks, really good!!
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08/17/06 6:32 PM GMT
Excellent composition, 10!! ┐How do you make the black background at the picture?
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11/04/09 8:22 PM GMT
it's true i've seen enough of these...but never in such a unique angle as this. Very nicely composed.
Thanks for sharing!
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