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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX2
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 0:30
Viewed: 1569
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36░59′N, 110░6′W). The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The Navajo name for the valley is TsÚ Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks).
The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock shale, the middle de Chelly sandstone and the top layer is Moenkopi shale capped by Shinarump siltstone. The valley includes large stone structures including the famed Eye of the Sun.
Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument Upwarp was mined for uranium, which occurs in scattered areas of the Shinarump siltstone; vanadium and copper are associated with uranium in some deposits (see Uranium mining in Arizona).

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Ciao Franco, fantastica silhouette della monument valley, splendida luce, favolosa, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi dear friend,
unusual crop, but very original and creative.
Nice tones and light in it.
Beautiful silhouetes in the BG.
Nicely seen and presented.
Have a great week.
:) soon

I love this line of silhouettes and the clouds upper.
Very good detail. Excelent work.
I usually don't do ws, but I wanted so much see your photo in b/w that I didn't resist. I hope you'l forgive me.
My congrats for a wonderfull photo, and reagrds of mb

A very wonderful composition and capture. Great work.

My regards


Howdy Degani!
Amazing panorama, wonderful perspective. Fantastic colors.

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