A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
009: Artist’s Point
It almost beyond belief that we visited Monument Valley on a rainy day: it hardly every rains there! Fortunately, the rain stopped halfway our guided tour through the valley. While we already saw breathtaking views of various buttes as black silhouettes against a heavily clouded sky, we could amaze more when the sky started to clear, and the sun appeared. The wet soil started to dry up, and silhouettes became lighter and much more colorful. It was as if a black-and-white world was worked with a wide range of natural, bright colors. Reddish brown buttes, reddish orange soil, that much be very rich of iron ore, greyish green and greyish yellow desert vegetation. All of them natural pigments on a artist’s palette. No wonder why this location was called Artist’s Point, I felt myself as a real artist here.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017