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Monument Valley is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
Again in this photo, I have reduced the saturation in the original photo as it wsa a fairly vivid red and looked unbelievable. Please see the workshop which I have posted in response to two comments/critiques from my last photo. The name Three Sisters purportedly is from the Navaho nation.

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