It's a wash - Canyons of the Ancients to be exact

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Sue Allen on September 11, 2008

This has a Y* from me. The colours are superb and the way the dry river bed just curls around in the shot is wonderful, Jethro. The foliage has a fascinating stippled effect and is like a glorious oil painting. I am quite blown away by this photo. It looks a very special place - is it quite silent there, or do you hear the wind, or birds calling? I hope you don't mind me asking. I would love to know, just to complete this landscape in my mind's eye...

Kind regards, Sue

David Brown Photogra… on September 11, 2008

I don't mind you asking at all Sue, in fact I am flattered. Anyway, anyone who knows a place called Gympie, has to be a good person!

In the high desert there is life everywhere. LGBs abound (as Edward Abbey called them - little grey birds). The river bed is a 'wash' in local parl and it was quite quiet except for our steps and the whisper of the injuns hiding in ambush around the next corner.

There was a canyon wind that day and we suffered the heat and the altitude (around 6,000ft) that the wind helped us with a little. If you get the chance read some Edward Abbey books, there will be no turning back! You will get all the atmosphere you can handle from Desert Solitaire.

Thank you from the British-American colony of North Carolina

Sue Allen on September 11, 2008

I will do just that, Jethro. Your photos have inspired me to read all about it and I am going to the library again very soon. I've never heard of that author, but they can blooming well order it in for me!

Thanks so much for the description (so quick too). 'Injuns around the corner', indeed, I think you are having me on....! I can just picture it being all quiet except for your steps though....magic.!

The wonders of panoramio, eh? I've thought it a thousand times before, but it's like being richer then the richest millionaire to browse around on here, don't you think?

Very best wishes, Sue (Ps, I only talk this much when I am enthused..)

¤¤ on September 13, 2008

Magnifique photo HDR.

roma_volzskij on September 16, 2010

Utah Colorado and Arizona!Are there like this scene?

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Photo taken in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, 27501 Colorado 184, Dolores, CO 81323, USA

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