Utah's Capitol Reef National Park was named for a line of white domes of Navajo Sandstone rock which looks somewhat like the U.S. Capitol Building, though not in this image. The word "reef" refers to the rocky barrier, the geological Waterpocket Fold running 75 miles long. The area is a warp in the earth's crust created 65 million years ago. It is the largest exposed monocline in North America. The Park is filled with canyons, cliffs, towers, domes, and arches, with the Fremont River meandering through its heart. Hundreds of miles of unpaved roads lead the adventurous into its geological scenery.
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batalay (33903) 2013-12-20 17:43
The warm earthy colors of the rugged rocks are echoed in the barn, making this a largely monochromatic photo. I like the effects produced, especially with the contrast of the amorphous shapes of the rocks and the pristine flat plains seen in the barn.
I wish you a Happy Holiday Season, and a Very Good Year.
emilbo (21962) 2013-12-20 17:49
C'est une photo qui valait surement la peine d'être prise. Cette vieille grange est magnifique avec son enclos. Il ne manque que des animaux mais elle est probablement abandonnée.Le rocher en arrière-plan est superbe et beau contraste avec le ciel bleu. J'aime beaucoup la touche de couleurs automnales au centre.
Joyeux temps des Fêtes,
Wahclellaspirit (3935) 2013-12-20 18:06
Merry Christmas Ray,
This is an outstanding shot of the red country. the cabin is perfectly placed in the scene to highlight both the red rock and the cabin.
jadesgran (4302) 2013-12-20 21:50
A very pleasing picture with the cabin suitably placed for impact against the special colour of the rocks in the background,and on to the brilliant blue sky.
dta (59121) 2013-12-21 1:19
Hello Ray ,
A beautiful old wooden barn, in a fantastic rocky scenery . I like especially the contrast of the warm colors with teh blue sky . May be it would have been better with a little more sky on the top .
emka (67365) 2013-12-21 1:49
I was in this national Park and it is quite possible that I also saw this nice cabin. I remember that Latter Day Saints (Mormon) settlers moved there and established communities. They still live there, I think. this is very beautiful area and not so crowded like Zyon or Bryce. Lovely shot with these utah red rocks, blue sky and autumn colours of the orchard. And charming barn, of course.
have a great holidays
saxo042 (35210) 2013-12-21 6:41
This looks like a scene from a typical Wild West movie! Very attractive and harmonic colours and a very beautiful landscape here!
nikkitta (10482) 2013-12-21 7:34
Well capture scene of the typical barn, tree and mountains that share the the same quite catching orange color in contrast with the blue sky
Interesting note about the Park but the barn attrack my atention Well done, tfs
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Noel_Byrne (16281) 2013-12-21 9:19
Once again, those beautiful colors! I never see red earth, perhaps the odd stripe in an Irish mountain but never like this. This cabin is precisely the building I would expect to find in a place like this and it suits the scene perfectly! Beautiful place, and fascinating note too.
mcmtanyel (7359) 2013-12-21 22:07
Another beautiful photo to whet the appetites of shutterbugs for Utah. I love the contrast between the red rocks and the deep blue sky.
Miguel82 (16570) 2013-12-24 11:54
Merry christmas Ray, so charming house made with wood, golden hues, excellent resolution, a wondeful landscape with the ochre color rocks in the bg, excellent resolution, all the best, good evening