To a careless visitor, unwilling to venture off the main roads, Monument Valley can seem small and repetitive. One sandstone pinnacle seems just like the next. But if you are willing to kick up some dust and risk disorientation in the maze of canyons, cliffs, buttresses and towers, Monument Valley rewards you. And if you are willing to do that in the pre-dawn darkness, finding yourself deep inside its labyrinth when the sun rises, amazing things happen. Shadows and sandstone mingle in a sublime interplay of depth and distance.
This image is constructed of six separate frames digitally stitched with Panorama Maker 4.0 software by ArcSoft. Barely noticeable in the left middle foreground is a hogan, the traditional round dwelling of the Navajo tribe of native Americans. (Price Schedule C)