Castle Valley, Utah is a scenic area of Wingate red sandstone along highway 128 about 20 miles north of Moab. In this view on the left is the formation called "The Priest and Nuns". The unique form on the right is "The Castleton Tower", whose bottom cone is 1,000 feet high, with the tower spire on top another 400 feet.
Highway 128 follows the Colorado River and is the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway. The scenic Castle Valley has been film locations and tv commercials, including two westerns - Wagon Master, and Rio Grande.
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serp2000 (39990) 2014-04-01 10:15
Hi, my neighbor,
I see you go on to wonder us by so impressive photos from Utah. Great! This scene looks like a handmade complex. Splendid autumn colors, but I'd like to add some sharpness only.
Greetings from Eagle Rock, LA.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-01 13:11
amazing landscape! The shapes of the rocks would be enough to catch an eye, but there is also unusual orange color which sets lovely contrast for the trees in the foreground. Very beautiful weather resulted in here in great light.
Well done and TFS!
All the best
npecanhuk (65408) 2014-04-01 17:56
Wonderful natural details!
A place I still want to visit!
Colors, exposure, sharpness, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
saxo042 (37556) 2014-04-02 4:14
Astonishing rock formations! Also very fine autumnal colours and interesting sedimentation layers. A beautiful picture from the wild west.
Silvio1953 (122099) 2014-04-02 12:55
Ciao Ray, fantastic landscape, wonderful warm colors, splendid light and excelent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (14852) 2014-04-02 14:39
Quite right, for once the name is right, I saw a priest and nuns, impresive capture of color contrast and rocks formations with some sparse vegetation at the front
Well done, congrats
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-04-05 23:41
A wonderful moody photo with a very spectacular view. It illuminated the red rock perfectly. Excellent work on the composition. The sky looks impressive too.