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Monument Valley - Arizona

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 15 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An evening comes to an end in Monument Valley as a soft light touches the clouds just before dark.

NIKON D3 F/18.0 ISO 200 17 mm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

A*M*A*Z*I*N*G !!! ***** +* !

15 Oct 2011 5:41am

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

Superb Scott!! This is realy a perfect photo and i love it because it's different than the thousand other shot's i've seen!!!!
The light is beautiful and the sky is amazing above the peaks of Monument Valley!
10*'s from me and hang it on the wall!

15 Oct 2011 6:30am

Céline from New York City, United States

Wow ! 5***** ! You just blew my mind : )

15 Oct 2011 7:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another superb presentation from the Schilling stable.

15 Oct 2011 8:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

One of the finest pictures I've ever seen of this place Scott.

15 Oct 2011 8:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

wow! I have no words !

15 Oct 2011 8:56am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Extraordinaire !

15 Oct 2011 9:54am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


15 Oct 2011 11:30am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan


15 Oct 2011 11:36am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Stunning!!! 5 huge stars!!

15 Oct 2011 12:07pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


15 Oct 2011 2:51pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

GLORIOUS LIGHT ... so well captured, Scott. Another winner! *****

15 Oct 2011 4:53pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

WOW ! F A N T A S T I C ! 5*

15 Oct 2011 5:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


15 Oct 2011 5:54pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

I would not expect anything less from you!

15 Oct 2011 6:51pm

Mike from California, United States

You'd be hard pressed to believe there were all sorts of people roaming around at this time...Great color in the clouds and you picked the perfect angle to hide that road down below !

15 Oct 2011 7:34pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wow - love the space here, awesome frame and colour

15 Oct 2011 9:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is totally fantastic! Wonderful angle, light, and color. Absolutely beautiful!

16 Oct 2011 12:56am

steve loos from United States

Scott this is beautiful!

16 Oct 2011 12:57am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous foreground. great light on the clouds

16 Oct 2011 2:14am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

WOW! What a capture! What colours, up and down! Splendid capture of the solitude of the rocks!

16 Oct 2011 2:22am

PD from Kansas, United States

Wow - you nailed it!

16 Oct 2011 2:58am

Julie from Easton, United States

Just breathtaking Scott!

16 Oct 2011 3:28am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A wellknown point of view but the moment is really unique... what a light and wonderful colors !!!

16 Oct 2011 11:10am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


16 Oct 2011 5:58pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very creative

16 Oct 2011 9:35pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Spectacular!!! Heading to New Mexico next month and I hope we can take a day to drive out to see this...spectacular POV, color and clarity. Congrats on the Spotlight!

16 Oct 2011 10:17pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing image and must have been heading for the Spotlight from the moment the shutter closed ! Well done.

16 Oct 2011 11:18pm

San G. from United States

I need to take a big breath just to look at this one. What a beauty! How quiet was it at this moment? It's as if it was you and all creation, communing.

17 Oct 2011 12:46am

GunnShotPhotos from Fresno, United States


17 Oct 2011 2:22am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Your work is always exquisite!

17 Oct 2011 2:41am

Juan Pablo Verdesoto from Quito, Ecuador

Fantastic colours, great shot

17 Oct 2011 2:45am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Congratulation on the Spotlight. This landscape is really fantastic.

17 Oct 2011 5:57am

Carlos from Spain

Great picture! You took it from "Ansell Adams point", a place in Monument Valley dedicated to your Master. I think he would have liked your image very much.

17 Oct 2011 6:13am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

What a beautiful sky for that place! Congratulations on Spotlight.

17 Oct 2011 8:43am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot.. Congratulations on your spotlight.

17 Oct 2011 9:41am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent processing. Great capture. Congratulation.

17 Oct 2011 11:22am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Congratulations Scott...A Most well-deserved award...I was loking at this last night with mouth open :-) Barbara and I had just returned from an unsuccessful search for a hidden waterfall in the Pocono Mountains (Mountains??) and we were exhausted ;-) This is marvelous Scott :-)

17 Oct 2011 11:23am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Congrats Scott. You got spotlighted for a great pic and a great sky! Monument Valley is one of the best spots on the planet.

17 Oct 2011 12:36pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Wonderful. A well deserved spotlight

17 Oct 2011 3:51pm

Bhushan from kudal, India

Great Shot. I like it.

17 Oct 2011 4:22pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Sensational comp! Extraordinary view, Scott!

17 Oct 2011 5:24pm

Marina from Leskovac, Serbia

Spectacular photo and excelent portfolio! I am amazed. Congragulations on spotlight!

17 Oct 2011 5:25pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastic ! Congragulations to the "spotlight"!

17 Oct 2011 6:22pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Gorgeous shot, a piece or art.

17 Oct 2011 11:30pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

5* so cool

18 Oct 2011 3:55am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

WOW! Wonderful.
We were 3 weeks ago there but we have not that
wonderful light.
Amazing Landscape!!
:) Aly

18 Oct 2011 12:00pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Congrats to the spotlight Scott ! a great great shot.

18 Oct 2011 5:15pm

Kate from Tucson, United States


19 Oct 2011 3:31am


love it*****

19 Oct 2011 12:14pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouhh !! Exceptionnal !!

19 Oct 2011 1:42pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Congtrats on Spotlight Scott - well deserved!

19 Oct 2011 2:19pm

Paldino from Fort Myers, United States

Breath Taking!

20 Oct 2011 4:25am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

one of those photos that just leaves my speechless... and i shall leave it at that....

20 Oct 2011 5:28am

MSD from Fort Washington, United States

Beautiful! Congrats on the spotlight!

21 Oct 2011 12:38am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight, and on sharing such an outstanding photo.

22 Oct 2011 3:49am

Paradise from Vienna, Austria

amazing picture! congratulations on the spotlight! bravo!

22 Oct 2011 1:50pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

really stunning what a vista, so deserving of a spotlight. top marks.

23 Oct 2011 4:23pm

awil from france, France

de très belles images au traitement parfois un peu trop forcés....mais certaines comme celle-ci sont splendides !!

beautiful images of the treatment a little too forced at times .... but some like this are beautiful!

24 Oct 2011 7:56am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

very very great shot

25 Oct 2011 6:20am

shahnaz from Isfahan, Iran


27 Oct 2011 10:07pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spectacular image with wonderful colours & view......Congratz. on the Spotlight (sorry for the delay, I have been away)

9 Nov 2011 3:32pm

Nathan from London, United Kingdom

Great shot! Beautiful color in the sky and clouds!

29 Nov 2011 11:05pm