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Posts tagged “Shadows

Marble Canyon Sunset

The setting sun shines some light on the narrow opening of Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona. These images and more are available for purchase as downloadable files or prints at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

 

 

 


Eureka Dunes In The Abstract

The  lines and shapes of the sand dunes at Eureka Valley at Death Valley National Park make for some good abstract images.  The contrast between shadows and highlights also accentuate the abstractness.

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California

 

The shapes and lines at Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California


The Hills Are Alive With The Color Of Green

That drought that caused brush fires in California that I highlighted earlier this week, is now a recent memory.  California gets rain in the winter and the hills get green, but this winter , they are green green. These hills are east of Paso Robles, on the way to the San Joaquin Valley.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have greened up the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

Recent rains have produced new growth in the hills and pastureland in rural California.

 

A rainbow appears just after a rainstorm in rural California

Where there are clouds, rain and sunlight, look out for the ephemeral rainbow.


Time Lapse Video – Clouds Moving Through Kaibab NF

Short video of clouds moving from Kaibab National Forest to Marble Canyon, Arizona.  Music by LCD Soundsystem.  Watch in Hi Def at Full  Screen

 


Time Lapse Video-Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon is just before The Grand Canyon and looks like a small incision in the landscape but does provide some good photo and video opps. Still photos to follow.  Watch in HiDef at Full Screen. Music by Best Coast.


Colorful Coal Mine Canyon

There is no paved parking lot. No signs. No shuttle buses. No entrance booth. No park rangers. No rails along the canyon rim.  No guides. No hot dog stands. No mules to take you into the canyon. No Visitor Center. No visitors!  Edward Abbey would approve of this place. In fact, it’s hard to find Coal Mine Canyon listed on any map. You’re suppose to look for the windmill  near a farmhouse and water tank south of Tuba City.  And that’s the way it should be.

 

Coalmine Canyon

Coal Mine Canyon could easily be its own National Park. It is in a remote part of Northern Arizona on the border of the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations. There are remnants of coal deposits in the canyon that the Hopis mined in the past.  But hues of orange, magenta, gold, cyan and yellow dominate the canyon walls. Abstract shapes, patterns, and warped lines grab your attention.

My next post will be of the canyon next door to Coal Mine, Ha Ho No Geh Canyon. These images and more are available as downloadable files or signed prints at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

The rock formation in the center is called The Ghost. Indian legend has it that a mist forming a ghost of  a beautiful Indian woman would rise up from the canyon floor during a full moon. Her husband and child fell to their deaths along the canyon rim and she would visit the canyon every night searching for them until she eventually died. It just so happened that the day I was there,  a full moon would be rising. But I had to get going as I don’t believe in ghosts.

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

There was one other visitor there, a photographer.

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon

 

Coalmine Canyon