An early November thunderstorm arrived in Arizona's Vermillion Cliffs National Monument area near Highway 89A. Geologically, the Cliffs are ancient deposited silt and desert dunes, cemented by infiltrated carbonates, deep red iron oxide, and bluish manganese.
The Monument totals 280,000 acres, with elevations from 3,100 to 7,100 feet.
These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata. Formations include mesas, buttes, tablelands and interspersed with steep canyons.
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Noel_Byrne (32112) 2014-02-17 12:07
Your world has such a rich palette of colors, it sure beats the grey overcast skies I am too used to here in Ireland. As much as the foreground and mountains are wonderful here, the real stunning part for me is that sky. Nature gave you a magic moment to capture here, and congrats for capturing it perfectly. I could easily believe that this is a painting and not a photo, such is the artistic value to that sky.
Thanks as always
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-18 23:36
The soft colours, light and mood of this image make it appear to be a beautiful water colouring.