Mirror surface of Upper Emerald Pool

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Comments (9)

May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 11, 2009

What a range of colours from blueish to red! There must be different minerals, I guess. Lovely photo, Ryan!

Best greetings, May

Christopher B. Rose on January 11, 2009

Like May, I was struck by the blue/red division down the middle. Great shot.


Ryan Calhoun on January 12, 2009

Thank you and greetings, May, Chris, and Nicolas. It's quite a beautiful place, and well worth the walk.


MoMof4 on January 13, 2009

It is a great pleasure to look at these wonderful shots!

Thanks, Barbara from Connecticut

Jessica G. on January 15, 2009

The colour of the rocks is really incredible! Do you know what makes them such different shades?

Ryan Calhoun on January 18, 2009

Thank you Barbara and Jessica. I know that most of Zion is sandstone, but many different colors of sandstone. Sandstone is just compressed sand, so the colors must come from the color of the original sand.

Dann Cianca on January 23, 2009

Nice, Ryan. Good to see you out and about.


Ryan Calhoun on January 26, 2009

Thanks, Dann. These days it's especially nice to find a few minutes to just veg out for no reason.


Dann Cianca on January 27, 2009

Hope all is going well for you. Do I recall you finishing up school?


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Photo taken in Zion National Park, Emerald Pools Trail, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 11, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/06/24 09:11:41
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash