MONUMENT VALLEY 4 © 2013Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona
Photographs of Monument Valley don’t do justice to the wide-open space filled with such large monuments. It is humbling to stand near any one of them. It is natural to want to capture the awe of the monuments, but because of their size it is difficult to capture the immense size in a photograph. I photographed each monument just as most photographers do, but the longer I stayed in Monument Valley the more I wanted to capture the beauty of the environment in which the monuments are located. I began photographing differently. This image reflects the desert and the wide-open space where the monuments proudly stand. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.