The classic Monument Valley photograph featuring the East and West Mittens and I believe Merrick Butte. This started as a color HDR image from six separate frames. Three exposures of each half were converted to HDR images and the two resulting HDR images were stitched together into a wider panoramic view for maximum detail. That was then converted to B&W for the most impact.

Photo taken in Monument Valley, Utah (Navajo Territory)

This image has been featured in the American Southwest group and HDR Photography group. It also recently won 1st place in a photo contest at H&H Color Lab and 4th place out of 200 entries in the B&W Landscape Challenge on

Edit: This image has been awarded 1st Place in the Heart of America PPA regional competition, 1st Place from Missouri PPA and Best of Show Non-Master from Missouri for 2010! And was given PPA merits at the International Print Competition.


  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiabout 6 years ago

    fabulous capture

  • GavinJHawley
    GavinJHawleyabout 6 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchellabout 6 years ago

    Epic shot. A real touch of the Ansel Adams about this one. Great work.

  • Thanks, that was mostly what I was going after when I decided to make it B&W.

    – Modified

  • Tristan Rayner
    Tristan Raynerabout 6 years ago

    proud to say iv been there and stood there in admiration. captured and presented perfectly. kudos

  • ibchick
    ibchickalmost 6 years ago

    Tremendous image. Very nice treatment as well.

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...almost 6 years ago

    Impressive capture!! :)

  • Modified
    Modifiedalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone, I really enjoy working in B&W and winning the challenge really makes me glad I decided to make this B&W instead of color. It really shows the subject off the most. FYI, everyone should see this in person sometime in their life. Same with the Grand Canyon. (The two are only separated by a several hour trip by car so go see both at the same time.)

  • Alexander Kesselaar
    Alexander Kess...almost 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning B&W HDR Image.

    Featured in the HDR Group

  • Bob Wickham
    Bob Wickhamalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image .. worth all the effort you’ve put into it.

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentalmost 6 years ago

    Smashing job, good oh!

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