Anyone who has been to Monument Valley can tell you that seeing it for the first time is an experience that you will remember forever. This place has been photographed to death. In fact, tourists from all over the world come here to get their "Forrest Gump" shot. For such a famously photographed place, it is hard to find a unique perspective. I happened to be there on the night of Harvest Moon. Watching the full moon rise from behind the Merrick Butte was one of the most beautiful experiences of the trip. It felt like the three buttes are standing in deference to the rising moon.