Mittens Framed - Monument Valley, Navajo Nation

If you say the words "the mittens" to a landscape photographer, the majority of them will know you are talking about the famous buttes in Monument Valley. These sandstone rock formations are probably the most recognizable formations in the American Southwest. They have been featured in many movies, television shows, commercials and music videos. When viewed from the south, they each look hands in their mittens with a "thumb" visible. The unique thing about them is that the "thumbs" face each other just like your hands do. For this reason, these buttes probably have been photographed millions upon millions of times. That is why I try to find unique perspectives when I compose my images. This dead tree provided me with one, with the West Mitten being in the center of the image and the East Mitten on the right between the tree's branches.