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.

SKY WATCH offers a ton of great photos, go and visit.

64 comments:

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

    Sorry you weren't faster. lol.

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

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

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

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  5. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
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  11. Beautiful contrast
    Great pictures !
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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  16. The name seems to be very appropriate!

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

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

    Gill in Canada

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

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

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  21. Fasinating landscape to me :) Great shot :)

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  22. 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. :(

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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  45. Amazing colours of the rocks.
    It is great photo!

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  46. 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!

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  47. 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!

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  48. 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!

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

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  50. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  55. Amazing landscape - great colour!

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  56. 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!

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

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

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

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  60. 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.

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  61. 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!

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