Forrest Gump

by Kristi Hines · HDR, Monument Valley, Utah


Sometimes you end up finding things you don’t expect when on the road. While we were shooting a rainstorm over Monument Valley, I saw a sign on the sign of the road that said Forest Gump. Upon closer inspection, it was a sign that marks the spot where Forest ends his cross country run in 1980 in the movie Forrest Gump. I love this movie, so this shot is easily one of my favorites from our anniversary weekend road trip.

Forrest Gump Ends His Cross Country Run at This Spot 1980

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-200mm Nikon Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4


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Ryan Sexton

I really like the clouds over Monument Valley. The storms you guys get are very photogenic compared to here in Florida.
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Scott Wood

Being a weather photographer, I love those skies, but they are only part of a great composition. Very well done.
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Jimi Jones

Great find is that Forrest Gump sign, and a great shot to boot!
Really like how that road seems to be leading right to the storm in the distance. :-)
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Brian Furbush

Epic clouds here Kristi – can just imagine how quickly those roll over the landscape! Well done.
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Dave DiCello

Really????? That is just so cool Kristi, what an awesome and unexpected find! A great wide angle landscape, love the depth to this image!
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Scott Ackerman

Great comp. Love how you were able to squeeze in the rock formations along with the sign. Well done! And I agree, it really was a great movie.
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Chris Nitz

Great comp and what a sweet find. I love that movie as well…hmm, I’m sensing a movie day coming on :D
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Heather

I was there last summer and do not remember seeing that sign at all! How cool is that!!? This is an amazing shot!

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murphyz

After seeing the post title on Twitter I was really expecting an image of a guy sat on a bench, so was a little surprised to see this. I really like those menacing clouds over on the left…it looks like the place is about to get very wet, very quickly.
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Chris Frailey

Love those clouds in the back. Nice capture.
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d i l i p

This is so beautiful!
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Mike Olbinski

I love that you guys took a road trip for your anniversary :) And also…had no idea they had an actual sign out there! Awesome!

What road is this exactly?
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Kristi Hines

I believe it was Highway 163. I remembered that scene in the movie and thought it was nice that they actually marked the exact spot! :)

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Chris Kenison

Awesome composition, Kristi! Great find. Great sky. Great shot!
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Toad Hollow Photography

Fantastic perspective on this shot, Kristi, I love your composition as everyone else has mentioned as well! What an interesting sign there! It’s kind of funny to see that sitting in the middle of nowhere like that, talk about adding a bunch of drama to the scene!
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Mark Garbowski

So cool that you guys had this great trip together. Beautiful image with those amazing clouds in the back. I have to say, though, that as I’m not a fan of the movie I’m scratching my head as to how or why you end a cross-country run in Utah?
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Jim Nix

ah yes, that is very cool! great find, and well shot! Jim

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Curt Fleenor

That’s so cool, who would have thought that they would “landmark” that! Very nice work!
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A.barlow

Live this shot. I like odd things like this, thanks for sharing!
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Keith Moyer

Cool shot. Really nice composition and great clouds!
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Chris DeAngelis

Great shot! Love the clouds and nice find on the sign!
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Mike Criswell

Great shot, that’s pretty cool they have a sign there, I love that movie
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Captain Kimo

Very cool I love this shot and Forrest Gump too!
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