To finish off this sequence of scanned and digitally curated images from the 1990s, I’m sharing with you a group of 6 images that I captured at perhaps the most famous “western” scenery that you’ll ever see – Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah boundary. In fact you’ve seen it many times before, in many movies.
The original prints I got from these shots were quite washed out. It was an interesting exercise to see just what I could extract from the images. [I’ve included the original scans at the end of this post so that you can see what I mean.] Anyway, I know they’re not the greatest shots of
I was, and I still am, a geographer and a geomorphologist at heart even after all the years away from my “practising” days. Before we left for Utah, I knew I wanted to go and see Goosenecks. For those in the know, it’s one of those classic Leopold, Wolman and Miller – Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology
The journey from Hanksville to Mexican Hat on first State 95 and then State 261 was not without its moments. Just look up Moki Dugway to see what I mean. It was meant to take us via Goosenecks to Mexican Hat where we were staying the night, but we had to leave the former to the next
Somewhere on the road from Hanksville to Hite on Route 96 in Utah (as I recall) I saw this jumble of colours of eroded brightly coloured sandstone rock and tussocky grass. In cropping to an envelope shape, the effect is to make it look more like a panorama than it actually was.
In the lee of the Sierra Nevada after you’ve crossed the mountains from Yosemite, and before you descend down towards Death Valley and Las Vegas you come across these amazing tufa. I’m delighted with this image which has been considerably cropped from its original 35mm film incarnation. I must have got the focus right!! Anyway,
Continuing the series of old pre-digital images whose negatives I’ve scanned, the next few posts are from a “road trip” we did from San Francisco through Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion and through to Los Angeles. They’re not going to be in any particular order – just how I feel. Anyway, here are a couple of