"The Mittens of Monument Valley"
This photograph is the quintessential landscape of the Wild West. Monument Valley, located in northern Arizona, is run by the Navajo Nation tribes. To see Monument Valley requires a 17 mile round trip drive on a very rough dirt road. We arrived under skies of thick gray clouds. My patience paid off when finally the sun barely peaked through the clouds just long enough to get one of my favorite photos. This photograph is actually a combination of three shots which together fully captured the high dynamic lighting seen in the final product.