Monumental

Monument Valley is an incredible place.

This is one of those images that just looks great printed large. I have seen it printed at 90 x 36 inches and was impressed by the quality and impact.

Nikon D3X, 7 image stitch.

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21 responses

  1. Wow that is stunning. Really love it, perfect contrast between the lovely reds of the buttes and the snow and great dramatic sky. I might crop a bit more of the bottom but that’s nitpicking, it’s brilliant.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:36 am

    • Thanks Flemming. Yeah I must admit I have been meaning to take a smidge of the bottom

      June 18, 2010 at 3:33 am

  2. Sensational image! Love the dramatic sky.

    June 18, 2010 at 4:32 am

  3. luke those clouds are sweeeet.
    nice shot dude.

    June 18, 2010 at 6:35 am

  4. I like the crop the way that it is. The bits of dark at the bottom add weight and anchor things. If you had an all white foreground the monuments might seem to float on clouds.
    This ia an absolutely stunning image, well done Luke.

    June 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks John. Yeah the only part I personally was referring to cropping was the tiny bit of bush/scrub creeping into the middle/bottom of the frame.

      June 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

  5. Another cracker Luke…I am starting to dislike you a lot…as you are getting to way too many amazing places over there..:)!

    June 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    • Haha thanks Mark, don’t worry the feeling is mutual. You and that amazing boat of yours!

      June 19, 2010 at 6:47 am

  6. kirkhille

    Very nice mate ,
    Very jelouse of your scenery over there
    Love the snow on them

    June 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  7. wow, stunning Luke.
    the scene would be nice just by itself- but that ridge of cloud is bloody perfect for it.
    awesome work! 🙂

    June 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  8. wayte27

    One word AWESOME

    June 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

  9. Clint Baker

    Wow mate… u have done it again…. and since wen did u get a D3x…. damn it hahaha
    nice work mate!!!

    June 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    • Thanks bud. I splurged on it at the beginning of the year. My pockets are now empty 😦

      June 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

  10. Sweet as Luke, an absolute ripper, very powerful subjects.

    June 20, 2010 at 5:30 am

  11. very surreal, great capture

    June 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

  12. Very nice Luke love it, monument valley with snow looks awesome.

    June 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

  13. sorry to be the only one who isn’t sure about this image Luke. The sky looks weird, sort of burnt in across the top. I would like to see the monuments more saturated like a brilliant burst of sun hitting them. Sorry mate it is a Merv Nup for me. The scene is beautiful though.

    June 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

  14. I was thinking the same as Christian. The top looks a little strange. I’d like to see a slight bit cropped off the top and bottom of the photo to bring it to the traditional 3:1 ratio, or at least close to it. Having said that, i’m sure it looks great printed out as is at 90″ like you said.

    June 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

  15. Shit Luke you must be getting sick of wandering around in below feezing temps by now,
    I like the pic and the drama it has about it but reckon a bit more brightening up of the red monuments probably wouldn’t hurt, but then again ????

    June 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm

  16. Just stunning…I like the colour just as it is – it’s different from those desert reds you see in most Monument shots and so, for me, it has a nice point of difference.

    June 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

  17. Just awesome. Excellent picture Luke.

    July 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

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