JOHN FORD POINT WITH COWBOY
There's a place in Monument Valley, Utah called "John Ford's Point" where director John Ford used to sit and gander at the massive rock formations, and it is said to be one of his favorite places to film from in some of his western classics like 'The Searchers' and 'Stagecoach'. Today, there is a navajo horseman who will ride to the edge of the butte as tour buses arrive, and you can pay him $2 to sit upon the horse yourself and have a photo taken. While walking up to this amazing vista seen in this photo, I noticed him slowly trotting up to the edge with his horse and knew that was the picture I wanted. I snapped several shots until he got just to the edge, stopped, and raised up his hand to adjust his hat. To give an idea of scale, the light colored "line" that goes from the cliff just below him and across the picture is a road, and the tiny dots along that line are cars.
From WAY OUT WEST