Deveils Garden in Escalante, it is truly a photographer’s delightful garden with many interesting shapes rocks and hoodoos. So if you visit Bryce Canyon National Park, and if you have an extra day, add it to your itinerary to explore the nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. One nearly deserted and beautiful natural sandstone area in the monument is the Devil's Garden.
Take Scenic Byway 12 to the Hole-in-the-Rock road. Be prepared for graded gravel driving conditions on Hole-in-the-Rock road and allow plenty of driving time. Devil's Garden is about 12 miles down this road. You can make the trip in good weather in a passenger compact vehicle. You may need a 4-wheel drive in certain weather conditions or if you go farther along the road past Devil's Garden.
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tatadalou (4615) 2011-04-18 11:03
Excellent title ! Delightful light that gives an orange-blue atmosphere, so sweet. Nicely done !
RhodieIke (11039) 2011-04-18 11:26
Hi Way,Super photo of this fantastic place, great light, fantastic colour giving the place a certain mood, Cheers Iain.
HimalAnda (7890) 2011-04-18 11:40
What a beautiful light and beautiful soft colors! And your composition is excellent, so the picture is superb!
siudzi (29619) 2011-04-18 12:00
What a great title to this impressive shot! You achieved here wonderful view on this amazing rock. Warm colors, soft light... so beautiful. Congrats!
francio64 (38256) 2011-04-18 16:50
immagine ben realizzata presa da uno dei luoghi più affascinanti del mondo.
Ottima gestione della luce e grande nitidezza.
Ottimo lavoro! TFS!
ManuMay (34357) 2011-04-18 23:28
A nice and appropiate title for this rock formation!!
Excellent colours and light, very good details and a warm bathing the scene that fits really well to the image, superb and elegant framing too...
Have a nice day...
shevchenko (18989) 2011-04-18 23:37
Good frame to show the unique geographical feature, just look like three statues standing on the stage, nice soft color and lighting, distinct image, well done.
emka (68624) 2011-04-18 23:55
The shapes of rocks in escalante, as in arches, are wonderful and only in Utah you can see such wonders. beautiful view, nice delicate light.
JFS (32457) 2011-04-19 0:15
Another delicate and elegant shot. Smooth and clean image of this interesting part of U.S.
Bournazel (6331) 2011-04-19 1:43
this is a nice and incredible Rocks with soft colors
An unbelievable landscape
sevy (15009) 2011-04-19 1:44
Funny title for this shot. But it is really the soft and pleasant lightning whic allowed to extract the color of the stones and to provide a nice mood.
It is an example strong contrast is not always the best choice. Soft contrast can be as good.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-04-19 5:38
Ola Way ,
beleza esta tua foto com estas 3 pedras alinhadas , gostei muito das cores em tons dourados , bom contraste de cores, bom ponto de visão baixo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siolaw (37644) 2011-04-19 6:09
Quite a striking site that is! And these 'musketeers' are really a strange rock formation, lookng like standing there and watching the setting sun!
Cricri (96993) 2011-04-19 11:34
Une forme spectaculaire de ces rocher comme des sculpture, aux détails lisse et précis, des couleurs qui rend bien sous la chaleur du soleil, très belle réalisation
Bartleby (13332) 2011-04-19 13:44
beautiful light, good framing...definitely works for me
magalik (6101) 2011-04-19 13:57
Hi dear Way,
How are you ?
Always your stunning shots ! Sometimes, I wonder if we are on the same planet you and me ! ;)
They look like three little monks. Funny.
Always a great pleasure to look at your shots, always this perfect quality.
Really a nice work Way.
Robert1969 (6758) 2011-04-19 22:16
Beautiful landscape, beautiful light (that creates a lots of details), great composition and point of view (position).
npecanhuk (59020) 2011-04-20 3:50
Very interesting rock formations!
Truly attractive picture of them!
Special regards to the management of light, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
zanzi (13426) 2011-04-20 12:24
Great light on those superb rock formations.
I love the sens of humor in the title
jemaflor (77476) 2011-04-20 12:37
very impressive rocks, perfect presentation from this pov, light is wonderful with this golden tone and the sharpness is perfect, congratulations and tfs.
Angshu (53982) 2011-04-21 5:42
I remember seeing picture of this trio from you before...The light is good & highlights the three rocks well. It falls from the left. The light is mellow and the shadows are not deep. Good contrast with the blue sky! Good work with fine technical quality as always!
pablominto (53744) 2011-04-22 22:09
The sculptures of nature sometimes show remarkable creativity..!
Like these fellows, stimulating the imagination in many ways...
An excellent capture, great texture and pin sharp details!
Charo (51208) 2011-04-23 15:54
Wonderful and impressive these rock formations. Nature makes us some nice gifts as if they were works of art.
Very good depth and colors.
zoomer (6) 2011-04-23 18:21
Hi,superb colors and light.Outstanding and interesting details in the rockformation.I feel that the bottom is cropped a little too much because you have such beautiful textures there.Best regards Wolf.
ciakgiak (30403) 2011-04-24 10:17
what a wonderful place, it's really incredible how the nature designed these magnificent rocks, the light and the colors are perfect at this hour, so that we can enjoy about this splendid scene. Congratulations and TFS.
Atousa (7123) 2011-04-25 6:19
Interesting title for these beautiful rocks; seems they can look around very well!.. very good management of light n colors.. a fantastic place.. tfs
Best wishes, Atousa
annjackman (16843) 2011-04-28 10:22
Escalante is one of my favourite places in Utah but I didn't get to the Devil's Garden so nice to see it here. You have captured these rocks perfectly by making use of the wonderful light. An excellent POV and composition.
alabate (1197) 2011-05-03 12:22
Encore une superbe composition, avec ces trois rochers érigés. Ils ont une forme humaine et semblent regarder en direction du soleil.
Les tons sont très doux et chaud. Une grande sérénité se dégage de l'image.
Bravo, et excellente journée.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-07 23:21
Lovely colours in this beautiful picture of these three Musketeers
I like your POV and light managment
Have a nice week
sacimar (25971) 2011-05-12 10:35
this is an interesting image, I like the moment of the day it was taken, the light helps to improve the beauty of these "Musketeers", well done,
fabianoleite (9256) 2011-05-13 21:44
Wonderful and incredible natural monuments, very well contrasted with the sky and from a great perspective, congratulations!
macjake (49318) 2011-05-14 4:08
I've been to similar places in the US, the grand canyon, and the Valley of Fire just outside of Las Vegas.
So i know the difficult lighting conditions photographers face in these places.
waiting for the evening sun, as you did here (or early morning) was your best bet, the light is strong but weakening, giving a warm glow on the rocks.
very sharp, we can detect the textures and formations easily.
mkamionka (28422) 2011-06-07 2:29
this is again another wonderful place which I have missed. But your note explains why "if you have an extra day...", I didn't.
You have captured it in a wonderful warm light.
Excellent presnetation, thanks for the informative note, may be I can make a use of it at the next visit :)
jmdias (50355) 2012-02-19 13:57
very beautiful the shapes of these rocks, you got an special light to show them in the best way. precious details of the place,even the rocks in the background are fabulous to see. TFS.
abmdsudi (36320) 2013-02-15 1:23
A great description and a fantastic shot, this place would be a photographers' paradise I reckon and nice lesson as well. The uniqueness of the three guys and the formation are truly sensational nature wonder so well detailed and textured as the light makes this subtle and intricate. Compositionally it is superb, but what is even more impressive is your absolutely brilliant handling of the exposure. Indeed this is fantastic formation, really enjoyable to behold. Congrats, TFS
ikeharel (48330) 2014-02-10 8:41
Fabulous rocks formation, well taken from the askewed angle POV.
Fine grinded by wind and water through millions of years, to creat a stunning effect as human statues, or maybe three chimneis - all in the eyes of the beholder, and his/her imagination.
Beautiful and impressive, superb photo.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (24484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L, circular polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Unbelievable Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 10:55