PFTA: John Ford’s Point

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Utah and Arizona. At the time, I was a tour guide and brought two wonderful couples from Germany here and was able to join them as translator. During the tour, we stopped at John Ford’s Point overlook. There was a Navajo gentleman who rode his horse out to John Ford’s Point and waved his hat for the tour groups that visited the Valley.

John Ford’s Point got its name from the movie director John Ford as a tribute to him for bringing Monument Valley to life on the Big Screen. Mr. Ford filmed several movies in Monument Valley, including John Wayne’s famous She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. The ending of The Code Talkers was also filmed on this point.

The history of this valley and area is vast and deep, and there is no way I could ever do it justice. I will just say that it is an amazing place that should be visited and hallowed as sacred ground.

Enjoy,

Kelly

Wild Weekly’s Photo Contest – People in Nature

 

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: People in Nature!

I normally don’t take photos of people in Nature, since I like to sell my photography at my website, (for privacy reasons, and model releases are not easy to get sometimes) but sometimes I find an awesome view, and people just make it that much better.  I could only find a couple of photos with people in them, like the one I posted last week, which by the way, THANKS for the Honorable Mention as well!

Here is my other entry into this field of People in Nature:

_RW_2761This is John Ford‘s Point in Monument Valley, Utah.  On this day, there happen to be a Navajo on horseback, which made it more spectacular.  This was the place that the ending of the movie Code Talkers was filmed.

 

Here are a couple of tourists I found at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

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Wow, isn’t that amazing?? This is what I call sitting on the edge!

 

IMG_0490Talk about enjoying the view!  And what a view it is!!!