Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Painted Desert from Tawa Point



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

The day we visited Petrified Forest National Park was about as perfect as a day could be -- a clear blue sky with a few white clouds and bright sunshine lighting up every color and hue of the Painted Desert. This picture was taken at Tawa Point.

33 comments:

John and Ellen said...

This is a gorgeous photo George. I am always amazed what the camera is able to capture compared to what I see. The colors are truly magnificent!

John
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黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That is a tough place to survive !

Pam said...

I wonder how many miles you can see from Tawa Point.. its a magnificent shot, George.. just like you painted it yourself.

be Well n Happy,
Pam

Fred Alton said...

I never cease to wonder at the beauty of nature. This is a great shot, George.

madrassi said...

Awesome view... I loved the sky part a lot!

The Incredible Woody said...

Your photos from the Painted Desert are just fabulous!

A Lady's Life said...

this is a great shot george.The colors are so vivid

EG Wow said...

The weather sure does look perfect. The sky contrasts nicely with the colour of the landscape.

Becca's Dirt said...

That must really be an awesome sight to behold in person. I can only imagine.

Indrani said...

Terrific scene, the cloud has added more beauty to this.

Sandra said...

i always enlarge these painted desert, it calls to me, God did a wonderful job of painting them.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that big ol puffy 'lone' cloud. This photo almost looks fake, it is so pretty!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that is such an amazing view and shot!

thanks for sharing with us.

Fábio Martins said...

So quiet!!!
Nice point of view, you know ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is amazing. I want to go there someday. MB

Ginny said...

The earth as God's canvas. Such intensity!!

imac said...

WoW George, its fantabulas.lol.

Kay said...

Looks like it could be a different planet.

Kay

Scott said...

I always marvel at the layers of colors in the desert hills. Also love your deep blue sky and fluffy clouds here.

troutbirder said...

It looks painted all right. It goes on my to see list....

LV said...

Great shot. That little cloud looks like space ship floating through the sky.

Sey said...

Wow, it's gorgeous George. I am glad a place like it still exist on earth.

Carletta said...

The one thing that keeps going through my head when I look at all the lovely images like this from you and Betsy is I just wouldn't have enough time to really go exploring at each and every site.I don't know how you left one beautiful place for the next. :)
That blue sky certainly sets off the color of the desert.
Gorgeous!

Magia da Inês said...

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É maravilhosamente surpreendente!...
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis is gorgeous.That one white cloud is perfect in the picture.

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Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Wow...that is an amazing photo...the sky is so blue and the landscape so ???? moonlike...

Tammie Lee said...

Picture perfect George.

Happyone:-) said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous as usual but we have come to expect nothing less. How would you like to see that as a jigsaw puzzle? It would sure try a person's patience.

Leovi said...

I love that perspective, nice colors and lights.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful cadre and your photo, too.

Regards!