Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sky Watch #36 (Valley of Fire 3)


Valley of Fire State Park 4, originally uploaded by M'roy.

If you are here for Skywatch, I am currently running a Valley of Fire series from my February 2009 trip.

The roads are scenic and the rocks are red (duh!), which makes for sensory overload.

The rain was falling when I snapped this. Not much sky here, just gloomy, grey winter sky in Nevada.

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64 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Oh, this is terrific scenery! The red rock is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Sorry you weren't faster. lol.

Joy said...

Loving those boulders! Would like to be there. And who knows - we may be there in July :-)

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Taj said...

I like how you framed this shot! Those two boulders make the photo!

ViennaDaily said...

Beautiful drive by, I presume? This series are stunning! I'm sure it goes more awesome everyday! Happy weekend!

earthtoholly said...

Wow! This is great! I was out west only once about 4 yrs. ago and just loved it. I'm with you on the rock formations...I just looove them! I think the deep red rocks play well against that neutral sky...very nice! :o)

April said...

Wonderful series! Those rock formations are amazing, and I like the contrast in the land and sky!

Janie said...

Beautiful shot. The red rock makes up for the gray sky. This looks like familiar terrain to one from Utah.

Deborah Godin said...

Great shots - the gray sky really makes the fire rocks blaze!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The rocks are drop-dead gorgeous and would steal the show from the sky anyway. ;-)

Guy D said...

Excellent photo, I'd love to take a drive down that highway, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
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P-TER said...

Beautiful contrast
Great pictures !
Gr.
P-TER

Mojo said...

That's more red than I've seen anywhere except here. But yours is above ground. We have to dig for ours!

This must be something to see at sunrise/sunset!

Carver said...

Fabulous shot. The gray sky is a good background for the fantastic red boulders.

bowledover said...

Fantastic pictures, the red stops you in your tracks.What a foil for the sky.

FickleMinded said...

i have to forget the sky for a while, it's the rock that looks amazing!!!

RuneE said...

The name seems to be very appropriate!

Today's Blah... said...

The rock stood out from that grey sky. I think they have the perfect color combo this time. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

the red rock is a great contrast to the sky, great shot.....

Gill in Canada

Maria said...

Great scereny, that red sandstone looks exciting! And it makes a nice contrast with the grey sky!
Thanks for sharing!

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, that is brilliant; what a neat trip. The rock formations are amazing.

Lene said...

Fasinating landscape to me :) Great shot :)

Bohol Today said...

Wow, I've never seen such red rocks. These are beautiful, so scenic.

BTW, thanks for the comment. I'm not just sure what I did coz it didn't appear on my page. :(

ces said...

even the gloomy sky made these red rocks stand out! nice!

Kitty said...

This looks like a surreal place...I like those tufts and clumps of dusty grasses, somehow managing to live in the bare ground. Interesting!

Carolyn said...

This and the others photos in this series are just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing these. I will be back. Happy Spring!
Smiles

Arija said...

Superb light effect deepening the red of the sandstone. Lovely scenery and a great place to visit.

Ginnie said...

This sure does remind me of our trip to Arizona and Sedona last November, Maria! Those rocks really are red!

fishing guy said...

PC: What woderful scenery to base your SWF photos around. The rocks are so red.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a surreal landscape for this Connecticut Yankee!
BEEEE-autiful.

Bryan said...

It may "just" be gloomy and gray, but skies have feelings too! ...though judging by the rain on the roads it looks like you've already experienced a bit of a sky cry.

Nice photo, great color to the red rocks.

Tranquility said...

Beautiful - I love the red rocks of Nevada and Arizona!

uncleawang said...

The red rock attract my attention,interesting and nice shot.
Have a nice day.

fortuitous faery said...

wow, what a view! reminds me of my road trip to hoover dam from vegas years ago! :)

PJ said...

What a natural wonder. I could get lost in a place like that - and enjoy it! Happy SWF!

napaboaniya said...

I figure it has got the name Valley of Fire from that deep color of red from the stones there :P

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Loving the contrasts in this picture, looks like a great trip.

Leyte Today said...

This is a magnificent view, I love the colors of the rocks and though is just plain, it still makes a very good photo.

the donG said...

whoa! this place is another wonder. you're posting some of the best natural wonders. ill never forget yosemite. now this includes on my list of favorite posts from your blog.

Connie said...

Beautiful. I used to live in Las Vegas. I would go to the Valley of Fire a lot. I hope you hiked around because they have beautiful canyons that are breath taking. I am missing that place.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful scenery! I admire how you managed to take these photo series on the move. That's difficult. Best wishes :)

Luke Wiley said...

That is a great landscape!

Pietro said...

Wonderful continuation of the previous sequence of photographs: a splendid image of a scenery in which I'd really like to take a walk!

Naturegirl said...

For a minute I thought these were of the red rocks in Sedona AZ!!
I never tire of seeing these images!

vincibene said...

Fantastic shot! I love the colour of the rocks against the grey sky!

Reader Wil said...

A great photo! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend.

kazu said...

Amazing colours of the rocks.
It is great photo!

Dottie Jo said...

This is an amazing series - great job! I'm so jealous! I'd love to be there...
Thanks for visiting my blog - hope to hear from you often!

Carol said...

this looks to be quite a series cache.... i'm looking forward to it...

this photo is most impressive, and probably more so in being there and seeing it for the first time... beautiful!

don said...

I like the composition you created and your vewpoint for this shot. The car coming through the rocks adds to the interest. Wonderful, rich colors make the picture snap!

syel said...

lovely contrast of the rocks against the gray sky. and a driveby shot too! :D

John said...

Lovely scenery!

Lilli & Nevada said...

This almost looks like it is around the Senoma area Beautiful scenery
Thanks for the stop over

I also checked some of your other photos and i have never heard of the place in Portland i will have to keep that in mine when going that way.

Evita said...

Those rocks are a magnificent hue of copper indeed! Great scenery :)

Indrani said...

A stunning scenic shot!

Erin said...

beutiful shot...you captured the scene perfectly.
thanks for sharing with swf

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning photos with all those rock formations and colour, thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday.

Jeannelle said...

Gorgeous scene for SkyWatch....or a red rock watch....or a rainy highway watch! Greetings from Iowa.

Baruch said...

Amazing landscape - great colour!

Mariz said...

Great photo. This is such an awesome place, would love to see it with my own eyes someday. I could just imagine how amazing those rocks look during sunset.

Thanks for the visit, happy weekend!

standley said...

A terrific shot.
This red earth reminds me of Madagascar!

Expat Traveler said...

This is another one of my favorites, would you mind posting on a map where this is located????

Light and Voices said...

Beautiful photo...good color, good composition...good technical qualities.
Joyce

Colin Campbell said...

The red rocks are amazing. I loved my drive across Nevada many years ago. So bleak in parts and stuff like this in other areas.

Russ said...

Actually, with these sort of rocks, being wet and/or overcast really accentuate the colors. Great job!

Colorado has a lot of this sort of formations scattered around the Front Range, but this place looks huge!