Landscape

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Red Brick

Red Brick | Bayreuth | 2016

Glow” is the theme of the WPC Weekly Photo Challenge this week. So let it glow! My title photo is from an old brewery in Bayreuth, Germany. There are not many surfaces that glow like red brick. The image was taken with my Olympus PEN-F with the mZuiko 17mm F/1.8. Image specs 1/640 sec @ f/f5,6 and ISO 200.

For a small collection of glowing street-, landscape- and travel-photos I invite you to look after the jump…. (more…)

America the Beautiful

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Today America celebrates 4th of July – Independence Day. A good day to show how beautiful this country is. With this selection of photos from my 2012 trip through the South West (see more after the jump) I wish everyone a fun and peaceful holiday! (more…)

StoNur on the Road – Monument Valley

Monument Valley 2012

Monument Valley, 2012

One from the archives – Monument Valley. Taken during our family vacation to the South-West of the USA in 2012.

Monument Valley (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii in Navajo language, meaning valley of the rocks) on the border between Arizona and Utah is a region of the Colorado Plateau featuring clusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300 m above the valley floor. The whole valley is a tribal park of the great Navajo Nation.

If you like to watch Cowboy movies you have probably seen these rock formations, as Director John Ford has used the location for a number of his best-known films  and thus has created in many of us the pictures that we have in from of our eyes when we think about the American West.

The picture shows the buttes “The Mittens” as well as the loop road which you can take to tour the valley from the parking of the visitor center. If you stay in the hotel “The View” this is what you see out of your rooms.

Back then we were touring with a Camper (RV) and stayed at Goulding’s Campground down in the Valley.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit this iconic  location – do it. It is truly a magic place.

Have a great day

Marcus