This flat topped butte is called Cedar Mountain and lies at the eastern end of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. It stands proud at 7,053 feet (2,150 meters) and can be seen here from Desert View Point. Rain showers can be seen falling from the large clouds that are casting shadows and obscuring the view towards The Painted Desert.
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snunney (103165) 2014-03-22 2:36
Wow, what a wonderful shot this is. Beautifully lit and with superb colours and amazing depth. The vertical frame suits perfectly, resulting in an agreeable layering effect. Top class landscape photography. Have a great weekend.
jhm (156410) 2014-03-22 2:40
This type pictures use we at weather picture at weather forecast, on the regional TV East Flanders.
You use 50/50 for your picture but wonderful clouds and colours.
With a panoramic view about these area, with depth and perspective.
Excellent contrast picture, you play excellent with light and shades.
A nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-22 2:43
here you presented an interesting and equally beautiful frame from nature. I like the vibrant colour tone a lot. The textures of land is just fascinating and you presented it with sharp details. I like the inclusion of those greeneries at extreme right. A very nice one. Tfs.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-22 3:04
superbe paysage, le ciel, les couleurs et la lumière sont magnifiques. Une très belle capture.
Bon weekend, amicalement,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-22 3:37
assai notevole il contrasto tra il rosso delle rocce, il verde della vegetazione e l'azzurro del cielo, sempre in un ambiente di grande nitidezza che valorizza sia i primi piani che le terre più lontane.
Bella la composizione con un giusto taglio verticale
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (75660) 2014-03-22 5:29
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
Everything is so beautiful but I really enjoy the way you captured that sky!
TFS - congrats,
dkmurphys (61929) 2014-03-22 5:36
Lovely panorama from the canyon. I like the colors and the amazing sky. Well taken.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-22 8:04
Layer upon layer of colour and detail in this expansive and majestic landscape Brian. The rain falling behind the butte has been delicately captured and adds another good natural feature to a shot already brim full with the wonder of nature.
Have a great weekend
Nicou (146660) 2014-03-22 8:08
avec le buisson en premier plan quelle iamge cette montagne en fond avec cette belle forme sueprbe et la couleur de la roche merveilleuse vue et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
kabel (1930) 2014-03-22 8:58
Hello, I love this photo of the Grand Canyon. the vertical format works best here to capture the essence of what the canyon holds for its' viewer, the low plants in the foreground, the magnificence of the rock formations and the canyon itself and then the clouds and the beautiful sky. You really had a great trip to the canyon that time.
Noel_Byrne (32498) 2014-03-22 9:28
I mean this as a compliment...your picture has just made my eyes explode! There is so much to view inside here! The sense of depth you have created with all of these layers is phenomenal and the sense of scale is superb. The colors then are such a treat to view, you must surely have at least half of the 6 billion colors known to man inside this shot! I love how you have captured the falling rays of light off in the distance.
This whole composition is just amazing. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
All the best
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-22 10:43
Nice view of the flat mountain in the distance. Like the effect created by the rain showers over that area. Nice one with superb clarity, vibrant colours and lovely light.
marabu61 (11189) 2014-03-22 16:04
Quite an impressing view over the grand canyon and cedar mountain, with the rain falling over it as an added bonus. The colors are really amazing here.
have a great sunday
shreya2000 (2659) 2014-03-22 22:05
Very nice pic. The clouds are looking so low and magnificent. another view of the grand canyon. I like it.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-22 22:57
Goooood mornin' BD,
How are you today big guy? You know I won't miss the chance to comment on your Grand Canyon pics...and wow, I wouldn't have guessed this to be one of 'em!? This has almost an entirely different visual, where's the wide open and spacious cavern below...this looks more like the rest of the state rather than that ginormous hole in the ground. Big score on the originality of this most famous location!
I'm in awe of the colors more than anything else, especially the pinkish shades of the horizon. You've got yourself a real cracker of a shot here, I'm really loving the view, not one I've seen before. Good thing that distant butte isn't any taller, might get mistaken for Devils Tower in Wyoming...and then how would you explain the rest of the landscape?? :) Enjoy the new day. Take it easy.
Cheers from Az.,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-22 23:21
both the view itself as well as your PP work are magnificent and complement each other well!
Superb combination of bright,vivid colors and amazing cloud formations,which also helps to build the mood of the scene.
Have a nice sunday
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-22 23:57
a beautiful view with spectacular composition, great depth and the colours are very nice, splendid atmosphere,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-23 0:26
Le paysage est superbe et le ciel qui le domine l'est tout autant. Excellente photo.
ivtchik (836) 2014-03-23 4:19
Again one impressive photo of the grand canyon... How many do you have ?
The details of the sky and the canyons are really good. But I do not know, for the bush on the foreground, it seems that there are some artefacts.. maybe the compression of the photo on the site ?
emka (102452) 2014-03-24 23:54
This is also magnificent view of the grand canyon. Marvelous colours and awesome sky. Stunning presentation.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-25 7:59
what a magnificent place! I love it! The shapes of the rocks and mountains around are unbelievable and so eye catching.
Superb presentation with excellent composition and very wisely chosen POV. The colors and perfect shaprness contribute to the great final result.
Thanks for sharing
All the best
Cricri (122409) 2014-03-25 12:29
Merveilleux paysage, très belle lumière qui filtre ces gros nuages blancs, les couleurs comme d'habitude sot magnifiques
kasianowak (9669) 2014-03-26 14:24
Amazing image with well chosen foreground and the point of focus. Great idea to shoot it in portrait format to make the most of the interesting clouds. The colours are incredibly beautiful.
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Grand Canyon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 2:00