Road to Nowhere...

© Brenda Tharp

Road to Nowhere...

Jim Miotke level-addict 12/29/2003 9:32:17 PM

As we are approaching the New Year and looking forward to the future, this seems like a good photo for our Where in the World quiz.

So, what do you think? Specifically, where did Brenda create this dramatic photograph? No peeking...

Happy New Year! #83342

David Cornforth 12/30/2003 1:48:00 AM

Monument Valley, Utah. #311607

Diane Offil 12/30/2003 1:58:54 AM

Monument Valley, Arizona #311610

Buddy Purugganan 12/30/2003 2:03:33 AM

Somewhere in Moab....or Utah! #311611

Marina 12/30/2003 2:18:33 AM

Terrific picture!
This is in Monument Valley National Park, Arizona #311613

Paula Lechten 12/30/2003 4:51:08 AM

On the road from Santa Fe, New Mexico. #311678

Michele Noullet 12/30/2003 5:06:18 AM

Approaching Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah/Arizona. I like the way the road leads the eye to Monument Valley. #311705

Mike Carey 12/30/2003 6:59:42 AM

Its the highway coming southward from Moab, Utah into the Monument Valley Tribal park. #311875

Mike Carey 12/30/2003 6:59:43 AM

Its the highway coming southward from Moab, Utah into the Monument Valley Tribal park. #311876

Mike Carey 12/30/2003 6:59:44 AM

Its the highway coming southward from Moab, Utah into the Monument Valley Tribal park. #311877

Chuck Jurgens 12/30/2003 9:51:59 AM

Along hwy. 163 south of Monument Pass, just north of the San Juan River and Mexican Hat, Utah. #312201

Kimberly Jarvis 12/30/2003 10:40:41 AM

Beautiful Picture!!

It was taken in Monument Valley, Arizona. #312260

Morris Turner 12/31/2003 1:23:19 AM

Great shot! This pic was taken at or near the approach to Monument Valley. #312887

Greg McCroskery level-addict 12/31/2003 7:34:22 AM

This photo was taken on the highway between Kayenta, Arizona and Mexican Hat, Utah -- in Monument Valley. This location is about 20 minutes outside of Kayenta. #313335

Brenda Tharp 12/31/2003 1:04:50 PM

Happy New Year, Everyone! Some of you have no doubt been 'in the area' where this photograph was made - maybe the same tripod holes? - although I didn't see any when I made this image...Good guesses! Let's see if you can guess this one... #313821

Donna S. Domitrek 1/3/2004 9:00:59 PM

I am sure this is Monument Valley, Arizona. #317371

Donna S. Domitrek 1/3/2004 9:01:49 PM

I am sure this is Monument Valley, Arizona. #317372

Patrick Campbell 1/4/2004 9:14:52 AM

This was taken near Lone Pine, California in the Alabama Hills. That's Mount Whitney in the background, just left of center. (A well-known photograph of Ansel Adams was taken from near this location.) #318085

Brenda Tharp 1/4/2004 7:47:38 PM

You're right, Patrick! Not as many people know that area, even with Mt. Whitney in the background! It's such a great place to photograph - so many unique viewpoints. Yes, Ansel did some nice work in that area - Mt. Tom was the famous one that I can think of, with large rocks in the foreground - that's further north, but I think he also did some work right in the Alabama Hills, he must have!

Brenda #318671

Darwin A. Mulligan 1/5/2004 6:49:24 AM

Mileage marker 13 going to Monument Valley #319231

Chris Mork 3/17/2004 6:10:19 PM

Is this stretch of road where they filmed a part of the movie "Forrest Gump"? I'll have to get a video capture... it looks like the part where Forrest quits his cross-country run, with the big group of runners following him. He stops and says something like "I'm tired, I think I'll go home now."

Does anybody have the video to compare it? #429319

Patrick Campbell 3/17/2004 9:31:04 PM

Brenda, those are both great photos!!! I'm sorry to be slow to respond. I've been to Lone Pine before but it has been a long time. The photo of Ansel Adams I was thinking of shows a snow covered Mt. Whitney in the background, a very dark Alabama Hills in the middle, and a horse munching grass in the foreground. The light spotlights Mt. Whitney and the horse. I have seen a print of the "straight" negative, and one of the hills has an "L" on it, which he eliminated in the musuem print. #429529

Brenda Tharp 3/27/2004 10:34:37 PM

Thanks - glad you like them! It's pretty humorous how many people always thought how "pure" Ansel was in his work, but he did a lot of manipulation in the darkroom - it was the 'performance' of the 'musical score', I think he called it. I remember that L in the straight neg, too. #450227

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