Friday, July 15, 2011

Our First View of the Painted Desert



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The first stop in Arizona while on our trip west was the Petrified Forest National Park. After stopping at the Painted Desert Visitor Center, we drove to Tiponi Point, where we got our first view of the beautiful Painted Desert.

If you would like to see what the photograph above looks like as a line drawing, click HERE.

27 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What a beautiful blue sky.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing beauty.

imac said...

Great shot George, also love the line drawing too.

Ginny said...

Beautiful! But again, the sky interests me more! I guess I really have a thing about that! But the whole picture looks like it was taken with some kind of telephoto lens or something, the sky just goes on ahead forward forever, you can see it way ahead, you know what I mean? The same for the desert, a very unusual effect!

Kim, USA said...

That is very beautiful. But I bet it's too hot too. ^_^

SWF

A Lady's Life said...

It's amazing.
Must be very hot these days out your way.

Happyone : ) said...

A gorgeous sky and a beautiful view beneath it.

EG Wow said...

I was there many years ago but your photo is making me want to go back!

Fred Alton said...

George, God made a beautiful world and you capture it well with your camera!

Life Ramblings said...

that is stunningly beautiful.

Carletta said...

It looks so beautiful!
I hope I get a chance someday to see it for myself.
I've scrolled down and WOW that was a lot of snow. I like snow but they might be a little much for me on a regular basis. :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Absolutely beautiful !
So serene, yet it can be a brutal place without the right equipment.
Love that sky !
~Jo

Indrani said...

Looks like a painting. Deserts look beautiful too.

Janie said...

Lovely photo, George. It really shows off the colors of the sand hills and washes.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

soo lovely shot! i love the colour and the composition!

Lynda said...

You and Betsy took some of the most awesome pictures of the west I have ever seen.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful wide angle view !

Ann said...

the desert, looks lovely, esp from your photo, but can be deadly. I have been watching too many "I shouldn't be alive shows."

Sandra said...

i have always wanted to see the painted desert AND the petrified forest. this is gorgeous

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fantastic picture! The desert is full of colors!

KathyA said...

George, this is amazing! Beautiful enough to bring tears to one's eyes!

troutbirder said...

Stark beauty thats for sure. I'll be getting acquainted with this state shortly as my son and family just moved to the Mesa area. :)

teca said...

Wonderful colors! Marvelous shot.
Good week, sir.
Hug.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous, exotic, color!

The Retired One said...

Breathtaking!!1

Scott said...

This is a beautiful image and that deep blue sky certainly adds color, contrast and interest. I quite enjoyed the line drawing also.

Ryan said...

Fantastic shot George, wouldn't fancy breaking down out there though.