This time, after seeing so many beautiful Ray's photos from Zion, I looked for disk with the photos from my South West American journey. One thing I am sure, for someone loving nature shots nothing can beat American landscapes, and specially Utah (and Arizona). You go and everywhere there is something fascinating to see. And what a pain when the driver doesn't want to stop .. It is just the view from the road, not in the National Park.
Once I looked in my archive, there is a queue of photos that would like to be shown here. India, Chile, USA, Burma, ... what to choose?
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papagolf21 (101852) 2014-03-10 1:42
Une image de toute beauté ! Paysage sauvage où la nature fait ce qui lui plait.
Un cadrage fort bien pensé et présenté.
jmdias (64384) 2014-03-10 1:43
marvelous contrast of colors here. this small monument created by nature is fantastic here and even took in a fast moment the image is perfect. I want to visit this region soon as possible.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-10 1:47
this is a beautiful landscape... nicely framed with perfect exposure and colour contrast. Lovely details of the mountains that stand out against the clear blue sky with warm and earthy colours. Thanks for sharing and have a great new week.
Fis2 (97541) 2014-03-10 1:49
Ciekawe te "skalki", super miejsce.
Kolorystyka robi wrazenie.
U nas wiosne juz tez widac :)
Krzysztof i G.
kasianowak (8909) 2014-03-10 2:11
Cudowny jest ten krajobraz. Zdjecie swietnie oddaje przepiekne kolory i swiatlo, a blekit nieba bardzo ladnie kontrastuje z czerwienia skal. Po prostu klasyk.
Pozdrowienia z (chwilowo?) rownie slonecznej Polski.
serp2000 (44177) 2014-03-10 4:45
This rock reminds me a castle or fortress. Well seen. I like this sunny landscape, perfect sharpness. The colors are superb! I am not sure about Utah, but I hope to visit California very soon. ;)
Your Mr. I.F.
snunney (98944) 2014-03-10 5:00
The landscape is quite magnificent and the image equally so. I like the composition very much and even more especially the superb saturated colours and tonal contrasts. Excellent rendering of the textural detail in that strange rock formation.
Sergiom (79557) 2014-03-10 5:43
Une composition lumineuse avec le désert comme sujet. Une très belle contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur à ce superbe rocher qui se dresse dans un ciel impeccable.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-10 7:36
Awesome capture of the U.S. Southwest! This looks like it was taken around Kanab, Utah, just outside Zion National Park. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (71355) 2014-03-10 8:53
"Somewhere" beautiful, Malgo, nature seem to have fully granted you with a fabulous sight, bright daylight that enhanced the red texture of the rocks, and green small grove around.
POV well chosen, magnificent location and well collected photo.
photoray (13981) 2014-03-10 10:50
Fine view of our very photogenic state of Utah.
Because of the erosion patterns of the sandstone and the surrounding coniferous trees, I would guess this image is from Kodachrome State Park not far from Bryce Canyon National Park, but then it could be anywhere in southern Utah.
Thanks for sharing,
and I hope you and your Hubby get to return to our American West, in the meantime the movies offer refuge,
holmertz (52656) 2014-03-10 11:25
I think you still have a few weeks before leaving for Georgia, so why not show us some photos from all those countries you mention? After that journey you won't have time for your archives for a while. Drivers intent on sticking to a time-table can be very frustrating. There are so many great views I have missed for that reason, so you shouldn't complain this time. Was this shot through a window? In that case it's marvellously sharp, and the colours are in any case superb.
carlo62 (48205) 2014-03-10 16:09
nessun problema, abbiamo tutto il tempo per guardare le tue foto, un po' per volta ce le mostrerai tutte.
Questa è una bella foto, ha atteso nel tuo archivio quasi sei anni, ma mostra ancora tutta la sua bellezza e il suo carattere.
Dai Margherita, stiamo aspettando le altre foto!!!
lousat (91316) 2014-03-10 16:11
Hi Malgo,absolutely great the place and absolutely perfect your capture,the red rocks caught in the best moment with the best lights makes the difference,very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-10 19:56
Whoa, there's no stopping you now...more archive pictures! :) Ahhh, Utah...born and raised....well, not right here exactly...but still. haha The southern part of the state is filled with these scenes as you know, a surprise around every corner it seems. Definitely a place where you want to be your own driver and take as much time as you want to photograph these beauties. A most delightful mix of rustic earth, green trees and blue sky...it really is quite a treat to see these formations and general landscape. The only thing missing are some cacti. :) Have a great day ahead my dear friend. Take care.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-10 21:15
Très beau paysage sauvage avec des couleurs magnifiques. Très bien fait.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-10 23:05
D'un jour à l'autre, tu nous balades dans un nouveau point du globe.Quelle grande voyageuse!Très belle photo de ce paysage sauvage d'Utah avec cette étonnante formation géologique.
jemaflor (97197) 2014-03-11 0:18
Beautiful landscape with these rocks, I like the composition between rocks and green trees, the light is so beautiful and colors toos, well done.
saxo042 (37880) 2014-03-11 1:14
This is really a beautiful view, a picture from the "Wild West". This could have been a scene in any of those old movies. Very attractive colours.
Angshu (56758) 2014-03-11 3:51
In the thumbnail, this structure appeared like a multistoreyed building standing alone against the blue sky. Amazing structure made of perhaps soft sandstone which looks beautiful!
I can understand your dilemma...your computer harddisk must be overflowing with pics....
You mention India...did you make your trip after some 4 years ago (Delhi-Jaipur etc..?)
ChrisJ (113921) 2014-03-11 5:18
I have been to Moab so I can appreciate this shot even more. I was very lucky and could stop where I wanted. Good sharpness and marvellous warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the red rocks. I almost expect to see Wylie Coyote and roadrunner zip across the screen! Tfs!
adramad (45554) 2014-03-11 6:46
Wonderful composition of nature, so that you can create whimsical and unique ways with rocks, as in this case with that fantastic rock wall as sculpted by time, the trees on the hillside, create a lovely contrast to these red earth.
Delightful beautiful colors.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-11 8:02
jak ladnie udalo Ci sie uchwycic ten krajobraz. Pewnie w tym sloncu ciezko bylo nie przepalic pewnych elementow, ale poradzilas sobie swietnie. Dobre zestawienie kolorystyczne, mila dla oka kompozycja i swietna ostrosc.
PaulVDV (29017) 2014-03-11 12:44
Impressive rock formations.
Wonderful colours and contrasts.
Best regards, Paul
mkamionka (36711) 2014-03-13 9:41
wlasnie komentowalem jakies zdjecie Raya a tu masz Ty rowniez cos z tego miejsca pokazujesz.
Mysle ze rzeczywiscie American Southwest jest tak nieziemski i tak roznorodny ze trudno jest pobic to miejsce, mozna co najwyzej znalezc miejsce rownie piekne ale chyba nie piekniejsze. Bardzo ladna fotografie tu wybralas ktora oprocz blekitnego nieba i pomaranczowej ziemi zawiera sporo zieleni dodajac jeszcze jeden intensywny kolor. To miejsce do ktorego bardzo chcialbym jeszcze kiedys wrocic i to najchetniej na dluzej tak zeby w spokoju pospacerowac po wszystkich malych parkach.
fritzi007 (10715) 2014-03-13 12:38
I agree with you and Ray's simply wonderful, interesting, unusual landscape!
Wish you a nice weekend
delpeoples (58030) 2014-03-15 3:35
Cara Itchy Feet
Ahh to travel to this enchanting place is my dream, hopefully one day it will happen. In the meantime, I can live vicariously through your photos and those of Ray. Beautiful rich colours and textures, excellent compositions and a good choice of country from your voluminous archives.
josepmarin (58357) 2014-03-17 5:13
you are a great traveller, and must be difficult to choose between the thousands of photos you take around the world.
In this case, here you shares with us the splendour of the natural and geological beauty of this landscape, with a few amazing rock formations.
The mixture of colors is fantastic, and it provide a high quality into this simple but beautiful composition.