An old scanned image, just a colorful sunset, somewhere close to Gallup on the Route 66, in New Mexico, USA.
Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 20,209 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McKinley CountyGR6.
Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
Gallup is sometimes called the "Indian Capital of the World", for its location in the heart of Native American lands, and the presence of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other tribes.
Route 66 runs through Gallup, and the town's name is mentioned in the lyrics to the song, Route 66.
U.S. Route 66, (also known as Route 66, The Main Street of America, The Mother Road and the Will Rogers Highway) was a highway in the U.S. Highway system. One of the original federal routes, US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, though signs did not go up until the following year. It originally ran from Chicago, Illinois through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California before ending at Los Angeles for a total of 2,448 miles (3,939 km).
Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime that changed its overall length. One of these realignments moved the western endpoint from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Contrary to common belief, Route 66 never ran to the ocean; it terminated onto what was at the time US-101 ALT, at what is today the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard (a segment of Pacific Coast Highway). It never went to the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, even though there is a plaque dedicating Route 66 as the Will Rogers Highway there.
Route 66 was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive even with the growing threat of the new Interstate Highway System.
US 66 was officially decommissioned (that is, officially removed from the United States Highway System) on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name "Historic Route 66". It has begun to return to maps in this form.
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bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-03-20 5:31
un cielo dai colori incredibili, sembra prendere fuoco.
Manca forse un pò di nitidezza, ma la composizione creata dalla natura e dalla luce è veramente bella
ktanska (29275) 2007-03-20 5:31
It always makes a great effect when the setting sun hits the layer of clouds from beneath. Good paleete of blue, purple, red and orange. Silhouettes of trees work well as framing.
besnard (57228) 2007-03-20 5:31
Lorsque j'ai sillonné la route 66 je n'ai pas eu la chance d'avoir un ciel de cette qualité avec de si belles couleurs. C'est magnifique.
Merci pour le partage - la note instructive et bonne journée.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-03-20 5:31
Excellent image with amazing colours! Nice contrasts too.
nisko (2642) 2007-03-20 5:36
Very nice sky Paolo! wonderful colours compination!
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-03-20 5:39
Really great colors. Spot on with the exposure and a good note. Very well done.
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2007-03-20 6:02
this one looks surreal paolo... amazing clouds, magical colours... complimenti...
delkoo (68) 2007-03-20 6:15
the sky is on fire , i have ever seen clouds like that!!
despite of the scan, you have caught amazing colours.
jhm (160023) 2007-03-20 6:45
My compliments for this scanning picture, the contrast between the dark a few foreground and the splendid cloudy sky gives a wonderful composition, the colours and composition are superb!
I wish you a nice day,
eza1701 (3345) 2007-03-20 6:55
That is a wonderful sunset and I particularly like the mix of orange, red and blue colours.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-03-20 9:09
amazing sky.stunning colors,spectacular shot.
vinicio (23423) 2007-03-20 9:14
Colori superbi Paolo, complimenti, anche se da scan la foto è ottima, hai veramente un ottimo scanner e "manico" per sistemarle.
silverhead (1668) 2007-03-20 10:40
Hi Paolo, Excellent photo, amazing colours! Nice composition. Congratulations!
anducina (8407) 2007-03-20 10:53
Superb sunset colors and silhouettes. Those clouds are very spectacular.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-03-20 11:04
focus or quality of image are not perfect, but the colors of that huge sunset make all the difference :)
feather (51130) 2007-03-20 12:28
All the best sunsets need clouds to add that special element. The colours are absolutely stunning.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-03-20 12:44
Hi Paolo, what a work onyour sky once again. You are a real painter and i guess the original scene offered you such a marvel for your eyes.
Excellent, i love that kind of picture
Silvio1953 (152991) 2007-03-20 15:01
Ciao Paolo, cielo maestosamente infuocato, davanti a tale spettacolo si può solo rimanere a bocca spalancata, sei stato bravo e fortunato nel poter fare una foto così favolosa, ciao Silvio
cessy (13647) 2007-03-20 16:39
wow.. very dramatic sky !!
the colors so amazing
very nicely captured, Paolo
john_c (24666) 2007-03-20 20:05
A vibrant, scintillating shot that is apropos for Route 66 - perhaps we can term it a vestige of its former glory...I like the proportions of sky to foreground here. As Kari has observed, a good rich palette of hues and tones, with fine silhouettes. A worthy addition to your collection, Paolo. Cheers.
salvator (19110) 2007-03-21 4:32
Woooow, what beautifull clouds. The composition, and the pov is superb, and so are the silouettes and the wonderfull colors.
Best regards. Salvator.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-03-21 4:52
Excellent POV. An impressive work with amazing clouds and magical colours. Well done my friend...
Have a nice day...
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-03-21 5:40
Amazing sky with wonderfull colours, dear Paolo !
Excellent POV, gorgeous silhouettes, very well done
TFS and greetings
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-03-21 6:32
Ciao Paolo, mamma mia che meraviglia di cielo infuocato!
impossibile resistere nel riprendere questo spettacolo della natura!
molto bella e con una atmosfera forte!ottima la parte in controluce in basso che bilancia l' immagine!
carper (96) 2007-03-21 13:35
this could be a fantastic painting, those colours are great, the low horizon is there and I think you did do a great job here,
rigoletto (34279) 2007-03-21 14:57
Truly awesome colors of sunset over this neat sky. The shape and direction of the clouds are frightening though, it looks like some burning hell is flowing towards us. Tones of red and orange are wonderful.
cbrman (21675) 2007-03-22 12:53
Ce coucher de soleil est fabuleux par la couleur que les derniers rayons du soir apportent aux nuages ! Je trouve que ton image est très bien cadrée. Les nuages remplissent l'espaces et rythment l'horizon !
sufi (9588) 2007-03-22 15:40
Merhaba Paolo, my friend...
It's a wonderful point of view and depth... The colors are incredible... Also wonderful light and silhouettes of the brushes... The clarity and the sharpness are perfect...
coco (30439) 2007-03-24 9:46
With this sky and light, any photo is great.
You only needed be there with your camera and shot.
Well done and nice POV and composition.
donluicu (24724) 2007-03-26 13:10
those skies are always fantastic...
some might say that it's always..but for me it's always good...
i just like those colors
presidente (1122) 2007-03-26 14:00
Ho percorso la Route 66 ma sfortunatamente non mi è capitato un tramonto così fantastico.
Sicuramente ci avrai messo del tuo nel renderlo così nella foto. Bravo.
greg64g (11193) 2007-03-27 5:08
what an incredible sky, you have found an incredible spectacle.
manada (6239) 2007-04-19 9:06
E' talmente bello questo tramonto che le nubi sembrano roventi.
Un caro saluto
porto62 (2313) 2007-05-31 15:39
Hi Paolo,real great colours of sunset,the mix beteween red and blue is great. Good shoot.
Vinmimi (0) 2010-10-27 8:07
Very nice shot.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41230)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Earth and Sky, Colors, Your favorites II° [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 5:24
- Favorites: 1 [view]