Nevada's Cathedral Gorge State Park is a wonderland of Nature's art. Located off Highway 93 in remote eastern Nevada, in a narrow valley where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft bentonite clay.
This scene includes a rock tower built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in the 1930s. The CCC also built a picnic and campground here.
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Wahclellaspirit (3947) 2013-12-08 8:10
I see you found that beautiful location of caves and spires. I arrived there at sunrise in December 2 years ago, blue skies and a skiff of snow, and a Big Cat walking through. Truly an amazing natural ancient seascape.
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-12-08 9:13
A remarkable landscape full of strange rock formations with sharp peaks.
The tower adds depth to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2013-12-09 3:49
I like this, it reminds me of the round towers from religious centres centuries ago! I wonder what the influence was for the design of this place?
You have set this perfectly in its location too, looking beyond to the natural landscape, we can instantly see where this place is, and the tones of the land are reflected nicely in the colors of the bricks of the tower. You created a superb sense of depth, and composition is ideal. Great post, thanks for sharing.
All the best
saxo042 (35846) 2013-12-09 9:56
An interesting landscape view and a fine tower. This looks like the one at the Grand Canyon. But it ia well placed in the picture.
kato (11120) 2013-12-09 21:42
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the layer of bentonite clay made by erosion of long years and rock monument. The surrounding looks like desert. So, here is valuable to visit as the locus which nature made. And, it harmonizes beautifully with the blue sky.
Silvio1953 (111156) 2013-12-10 7:04
Ciao Rain, lovely composition with old tower and fantastic landscape, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (8269) 2013-12-16 21:02
I love the wild beauty of the background and the inclusion of the rock tower. What is the purpose of the tower, would you know?