A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
007: Three Sisters Butte
Following Grand Canyon, Monument Valley was the next stop in our round trip through South-West USA. The distance between the Canyon and the Valley was a three-hour drive over a distance of almost three hundred km. The thirteen square km Valley is part of a Navajo Tribal Park. It hardly every rains in Monument Valley, but we were confronted with a rainy day there. Instead of the sun shining abundantly, with a lightly clouded sky, the sky was covered with heavy clouds. We saw a scenic panorama that was very different from the standard images that we were used to see in touristic folders or magazines. We were toured around the valley by a Navajo guide. The picture shows the Three Sisters Butte, three thin pinnacles that are eroded remnants of a narrow ridge. The heavy clouds provided a different image of the rock formation: darker, deeper colors, against a bluish-grey sky.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017