This area in Monument Valley was the site of many noteworthy films by John Ford, starring John Wayne and Ollie Carey such as "Stagecoach
" and "The Searchers
." Although Ollie was not present when this photograph was taken, she was a long - time family friend.
Dadís intent was most likely to capture the vast sweep of the valley floor and the mirror-like qualities of the clouds.
This image was another of many photographs featured in the pages of Venture Magazine
- Michael Goldwater