Over two hundred million years ago, Provence was just a vast expanse of water. One hundred million years later, the limestone rock was covered with clay and green sand. The start of a tropical climate in Provence completely changed the topography of the region: the sea withdrew and torrential rains rinsed the sand, turning it into ochre sand.
The Provençal Colorado is an astonishing ochre open quarry, a curious enclave in the middle of a land that is devoted to vine growing.
The shortest trail, which stretches over a short, steep kilometre, takes you up to the “Cheminées de Fées” (the Fairies’ Chimneys), picturesque columns topped by “pointed hats” and which sit in splendour at the top of the hill. Here the fine, pure ochre soil presents a kaleidoscope of colours that blend with the dense green of the forest and the azure blue and white of a cotton-wool sky.
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lousat (67159) 2013-11-26 6:21
Hi May,really beautiful this french corner,in effect remember me a lot the american canyons..ehhe..a perfect point of view to create the best contrast between orange and green,fine details and perfect exposure too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dta (59121) 2013-11-26 7:19
Hello May ,
A fine picture of the Provencal Colarado . Attractive plunging view ans excellent contrast between red rocks and green vegetation .
rychem (15472) 2013-11-26 9:05
These rock formations are really impressive, excellent photo, great POV, perfect sharpness and light
williewhistler (10899) 2013-11-26 11:38
Hello May ,
what extraordinary rock formations and you have photographed them in a most appealing light which allows us to see all of their features perfectly.
The colours are well rendered and details sharp and clear.Well done.
Best regards Les.
kiks (11743) 2013-11-26 12:08
Hello May, i just discover your gallery. you have beautiful work on it. This one ilove very musch because of the contrast of colors and the soft natural lines.
bukitgolfb301 (33532) 2013-11-26 12:41
Hi dear May, how are you?
Very stunning and breathtaking landscape view at all.
So impresive vivd prime colors touch are also very wonderfu in the perefct framework.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
PaulVDV (18754) 2013-11-26 13:50
A wonderful view from above on these bizarre rock formations.
Their ochre colour makes them a very remarkable sight in the green densely wooded surroundings.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (95421) 2013-11-27 5:07
Des roches aux formes et couleurs extraordinaire, bon POV et contraste avec le vert, belle présentation
photoray (7952) 2013-12-16 14:53
Howdy May Jayne,
Interesting elevated view of Nature's excellent architecture, accentuated by the warm multi hues, and contrasted with green landscaping.
Reminiscent of our Utah State's Bryce Canyon National Park, one of my favorites.