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Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Painted Canyon
The name itself evokes an image of color and light playing across the face of a wild and broken land. Of the countless individuals who have stood transfixed at the canyon rim -Native Americans, fur traders, a cavalry general, a man who would become the twenty-sixth President, naturalists, travelers, and writers -- all have tried to express the feeling of the moment. To many, the view has a quiet, haunting beauty. Wind and water still shape the canyons; light and shadows add depth and contrast to define their character. Following a rain, the landscape appears closer to the overlook, and the eye is greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors: pinks, reds, blacks, ochres, and greens. On cloudy days, grays and browns seem dull and cold. The golden glow of dawn gives way to harsh, shadow-seeking sun rays at midday. Evening introduces soft blue silhouettes, and purple shadows fade beneath a brilliant vault of stars.

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  • Copyright: Bob DeMay (BOBDEMAY2) (83)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon D100
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 11:16
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