Two (amazing) hours in Monument Valley

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

During our recent photography trip south of the border, Monument Valley was not even on our itinerary. One morning we finished photographing the Grand Canyon and planned to head back. However, we knew that Monument Valley – a place that we have been always fascinated with – was only four hours away. We were not sure whether to go there since we would have only one or two hours before it got dark. We are glad we did.

Indeed, it is a magical place. When approaching the Navajo Nation Reservation you notice the cluster of huge sandstone buttes, the largest as high as 1,000 ft (300m) above the valley floor. The scenery is so different from what we have ever seen that you have the impression of visiting a different planet.

It should be no surprise that a place of such a beauty is one of the most photographed locations in the United States. As a result, it is difficult (especially in two hours) to capture the wonderful imagery. Regardless, equipped with the Fuji X100T and Fuji X-T1 paired with XF 14mm F2.8 and XF 50-140 F2.8 we thoroughly enjoyed photographing Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii (Navajo: The Valley Of The Rocks).

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Fuji X100T

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 50-140mm F2.8 OIS

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

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Fuji X100T

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

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Fuji X100T

Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 50-140mm F2.8 OIS

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 50-140mm F2.8 OIS

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 50-140mm F2.8 OIS

 

Here is Kasia enjoying her favourite Fuji X100T.

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Fuji X100T, Classic Chrome

 

Kasia captured this image of me running with the X-T1 toward our car. It is now one of my favourite images.

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Fuji X-T1 & XF 14mm F2.8

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Fuji X100T

 

 

 

 

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