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Pink Canyon

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 13 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Our first stop on our RV trip last week was at Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park, just outside of Las Vegas. What a magical sandstone wonderland it is! One of my favorite locations in the park was the pink canyon, a small canyon just off the road. I made it there just at dawn, when the soft morning light made the colors glow. I loved the patterns in this photo. It sort of reminds me of a butterfly. I would love to go back and spend a few days in this canyon, just slowly discovering its magical details.

NIKON D90 1 second F/22.0 ISO 200 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from in, Morocco

gorgeous rock formations!!

13 Apr 2011 7:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic image, the colors and detail are splendid. 5 *. Nice day.

13 Apr 2011 7:43am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Amazing geology here! The lines and flow of color are so beautiful.

13 Apr 2011 10:07am

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Wow, that is stunning. I thought butterfly too when I saw the thumbnail, what a great find and capture!

13 Apr 2011 1:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the lines too, Barbara..At first when I saw this I thought it was somewhere around Zion, but it makes sense that it was at Valley of Fire...Shame of it is, we lived in Las VEgas way back in the late 70's and never made it out to Valley of Fire...what a beautiful tone in these rocks! This is a great composition! And I really like how the colors and curvature of the rock just guide the eye to the top of the frame..fantastic! Enjoy!

13 Apr 2011 2:02pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The colors and flowing lines are excellent!

13 Apr 2011 2:18pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a fabulous place!

13 Apr 2011 3:14pm

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

So glad you enjoyed the incredible colors of the Valley of Fire!

13 Apr 2011 3:14pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

gorgeous, delicious colors! wonderful image - love every detail of it!

13 Apr 2011 5:08pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful soft and sensitive shot of this gorgeous, yes, magical, rock formation. :-)

13 Apr 2011 5:27pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Nice! Lovely image of flowing lines and color.

13 Apr 2011 6:11pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Really lovely colours and lines.

13 Apr 2011 7:32pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

So cool - a pastel canyon! :) Love this abstract southwestern look.

13 Apr 2011 11:43pm

joemulligan from United States

Beautiful colors and flowing lines.

14 Apr 2011 12:26am

David from Detroit, United States

A beautiful abstraction of landscape.

14 Apr 2011 12:59am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great photo! you got the perfect light to shown off various tones and textures! love the composition - there is a nice balance and flow to the scene!

14 Apr 2011 4:16am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

An amazing succession of textures and colours ! Well done !
Kind regards

14 Apr 2011 7:32am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a super blend of colours!!!

23 Apr 2011 5:54am

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ISO 200
36 mm (35mm equiv.)