From my 35mm slide archives: Monument Valley

19 05 2010

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4 responses

21 05 2010
JR@DriftersBlog

this is a very inspiring photograph. the silhouette of the rock formations pop out from against the glowing sky, it looks 3 dimensional. great photo!

22 05 2010
Sidney

this is a very inspiring photograph. the silhouette of the rock formations pop out from against the glowing sky, it looks 3 dimensional. great photo!
+1

24 05 2010
thekingoftexas

This is a very inspiring photograph. The silhouettes of the rock formations pop out from the glowing sky. It looks 3-dimensional. Great photo!

I just realized that two viewers had already expressed the same thoughts, some fourteen hours apart—thoughts identical right down to the sentence construction and punctuation. My first reaction was to delete my comment, but then I decided to post it regardless of its similarity to the other viewers. These were my first thoughts on the image—it’s obvious to me that great minds run in the same channel.

I was, however, careful to avoid several writing faux pas I noted in the other comments when I posted my own. I deleted a redundant word, against, from the second sentence, and I capitalized the first word of each of the five sentences. I also added an ess to make the subject of the second sentence—silhouette—plural to match pop, the plural predicate of that sentence.

That has a nice alliterative ring, doesn’t it? Pop, the plural predicate! It reminds me of “Puff, the magic dragon, lives by the sea . . . ” Go ahead, try it—sing along with Peter, Paul and Mary:

Pop, the plural predicate,
Needs a plural noun,
And if unchanged
The grade will be
Somewhere below a C . . .

PeeEss: All seriousness aside, this is an outstanding image—somber, brooding, dark and stormy, unpredictable, wild and untamed, timeless, always changing and never changing—Monument Valley is among the most photographed places on the planet. For one to create an original composition denotes a good eye, a steady hand and a tremendously talented photographer, a professional to the nth degree. It also helps when the shooter has a dependable helper to tote the tripod and various other implements—did I point this scene out to you? Huh, huh?

PeePeeEss: FYI—nth is a real word, a good word. Look, Ma—no vowels!

I know, I know—I have a lot of time on my hands!

25 05 2010
Explore Navajo

Great Photo Cindy.. MV is one of those places you dont mind waiting for that creative moment. Oh..and there are plenty of those moments.. Good eye!

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