This is the road to Monument Valley at the border of Utah and Arizona. This is a famous scene featured in movies including Forrest Gump.

Captured in 2009.

Canon 5D, 3 AEB images, tripod, Aperture/Photomatix


utah, monument valley, arizona, highway, southwestern, west, america, forest gump, butte, desert

I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  • Wendy J. St. Christopher
    Wendy J. St. C...about 3 years ago

    I love a good road picture and this one is amazing! Looks like you were standing (sitting?)right on the center line. Very clever of you to fill so much of the frame with that dramatic sky!

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoabout 3 years ago

    Standing… Luckily, you could see any cars for miles!

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloabout 3 years ago

  • Angie… thanks so much!

    – njordphoto

  • Alex Cassels
    Alex Casselsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image of this iconic highway – what a sky-scape, it really helps to make this special, nothing like being at the right place at the right time so well done!!

  • It’s a lucky circumstance when you’re on a long-range road trip to find the right alignment of clouds, sun, scene, etc. I almost never get to return to a location… at least not the same year. Thanks for the compliment!

    – njordphoto

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 3 years ago

    Really nice Work .!!

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelabout 3 years ago

    Congratulation on your Feature in HDRI (No Holds Barred)!

  • James, I’m honored. Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardabout 3 years ago

    ah refreshing comp…well done

  • Glad you like it, reddoor!

    – njordphoto

  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Taylorabout 3 years ago

    Nice shot. This is at mile maker 13 and was used in the movie Forrest Gump.

  • Interesting— perhaps I’ll have to watch that movie now. I’ve only seen bits and pieces. Somehow, I thought it was based in Louisiana.

    – njordphoto

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 3 years ago
  • Honored…. Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in Stunning Skyscapes, November 10, 2012! Please visit the forum post to see the other featured images and congratulate your fellow artists.

  • Thanks for the feature… nice banner, by the way!

    – njordphoto

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