Bell Rock is a popular tourist attraction just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, south of Sedona in Yavapai County. Its summit elevation is 4,919 feet (1,499 m), It is just west of Courthouse Butte.
Geologically, Bell Rock is a butte, composed of horizontally bedded sedimentary rock of the Permian Supai Formation. Some New Age writers consider Bell Rock to be a portal into the Earth or a gateway to other dimensions. (From Wikipedia)
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saxo042 (37604) 2014-04-12 7:53
A real "wild west" scene with strong and attractive colours. A very impressive and beautiful view!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-12 8:26
very well chosen POV to shoot from. The rocks framed by the lush green have their colors enhanced by the contrast. Very nice composition, simple and classic which has good proportions and proper framing. Pretty colors and well handled light.
Thanks for sharing and best regards
dta (71039) 2014-04-12 8:42
Hello E>leu ,
perfect framing of this beuatiful red mountain contrasting so well with the vegetation and the grey cloudy sky .
cornejo (35231) 2014-04-12 8:44
Eleu Hello, lovely view of this beautiful place called Bell Rock, nicely captured by a great pov with pretty good picture. An interesting image of an interesting place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
nikkitta (16476) 2014-04-12 9:02
Reading your notes and looking at your captures I undertand the attractive of this place, or the mistery of it
Well presented Bell rock emerging from the vegetation and framed , in a way by the tee at the left
ourania (35948) 2014-04-12 9:24
I like very much how you've exalted the particular character and fascination of the scenery with your deep and balanced composition and with your very effective light and colour management. The textures are perfectly sharp, natural and interesting. The colours that define the rock, the vegetation and the cloudy sky have been rendered in an accurate and delightful way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
serp2000 (41890) 2014-04-12 12:22
I see I must to come back to Arizona again and again. Excellent presentation of another interesting landscape, excellent comparison of the grey sky and so picturesque Bell Rock, fine DoF.
Greetings from LA!
fritzi007 (8432) 2014-04-12 13:41
very interesting photo, high image quality and good comment
imageme (1790) 2014-04-12 15:13
Hi Eleu, Very interesting piece of rock. I like its reddish colour and the form which looks like steps. The green trees and the blue sky give great colour contrasts. The wild plants in the FG has nice mixture of colours to the composition. Great details and good light. Thank for sharing
ChrisJ (103673) 2014-04-12 17:53
The red rocky outcrop or mesa butte contrasts well against the grey blue sky. Good sharpness, excellent framing using the rule of thirds, and a pleasant diffused light. I might have cropped a little from the sky and gone with a more panoramic format, and have a great week!
Sonata11 (33675) 2014-04-12 20:01
I really love this composition of nature. Colors, sharpness, clarity, light are fantastic. Love it. Tfs.
All the best, Barbara
annjackman (20761) 2014-04-12 23:27
I have good memories of visiting the red rock country around Sedona. The colour of the rock is really shown well in your photo and all beautifully surrounded by green trees and bushes. The cloudy sky has good detail and indeed the whole picture is very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
marabu61 (9391) 2014-04-13 8:41
Impressive rock formation, bathed in a warm evening light indeed. Lovely contrast between the green forestry and the red rock, topped by an interesting sky.
have a great sunday
Cricri (110735) 2014-04-13 8:42
Splendide la couleur et les formes de ce rocher au milieu de la végétation, un ciel nuageux qui s'ajoute a ce paysage mystérieux et attirant, belle réalisation
kabel (1899) 2014-04-13 21:52
Hello Eleu, lovely view of the portal to inner Earth, aka the red rock at Sedona. That is such a special place to be. Your photo shows us beautifully the red earth, the unique rock formations and the desert landscape in Sedona. Lovely pov and good composition although I think I might have cropped out the dormant tree on the left.
Silvio1953 (129504) 2014-04-14 5:53
Ciao Eleu, fasscinating landscape with fantastic rock, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (26548) 2014-04-14 19:40
Eleu, an ochre rocky hill with a superb nature around it, bright hues, good quality of picture, greetings
thebest (4276) 2014-04-14 23:04
Wonderful colours of the Arizona desert - we visited this region a few years ago & loved it... especially Sedona.
Excellent clarity & POV... Fabulous rock formation.
rychem (27592) 2014-04-16 9:08
Wow, this rock is really amazing, splendid photo, simply great
photoray (13456) 2014-04-17 6:38
Bell Rock is a dominating attraction within the red and green landscape, rising toward the heavens. The subdued lighting permits fine resolution and natural color.
Thanks for sharing,
macjake (60726) 2014-04-17 10:22
A gateway to a different dimension! hmmm...I'll take that ride any day, just have to make sure I bring my Camera!
first thing that comes to mind when looking at this photo is the exposure, its spot on. And i like the different colors that come across horizontally from the bottom to the top.
jacquest (18869) 2014-04-17 12:34
The point of view on the rock is well chosen and the framing with the trees is well done. The light gives warm colors and sharpness.
ikeharel (62191) 2014-04-18 3:16
The red Bell-rock seems as "rising" from within the green grove, fabulous in resemblance to a bell that was placed on earth.
Impressing sight on the wild landscape, superbly collected photo.