Where the pavement turns to sand

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Comments (10)

tu-quoque on May 13, 2010

This is fantastic! Those colours look almost unreal, they're so vivid! How lucky you are to have seen this moment and captured it so well !

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 14, 2010

Thanks for the input tu-quoque. Photography in this area ( The Wave ) is difficult. Limited access, permit required, and lighting is full sun for 4 hours, then shadows ( it's in a gorge ). I have been fortunate to have visited here 5 times and the lighting was different each time. Slide film, polarizing filter, and a rose colored filter produced this image. I have lots of not so nice photos of this area, which shall remain unpublished ( few are very spectacular, most are crappola ). It's what we do. Thanks again for your visit !

Neil Aitkenhead on May 14, 2010

Holy crap - This is amazing, surreal, wonderful !!!

BO/YS/Everything !

HotPixPhotography on May 21, 2010

Beautiful shot, excellent eye. Would love to see this in person!

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 21, 2010

Thanks Neil and HotPix. This is a unique area, although somewhat restricted. Many people who do get the required permits never make it here because they either get lost ( very easy to do ) or mesmerized by the landscape on the way in. For those who can make the trek, the rewards are infinite, and you can get some purty pictures !

><((((º> methysmena… on July 6, 2010

Wonderful place, colours and rock formations!


Greetings, Nelly

Nakhatarn on September 6, 2010

Very nice shot! Stunning landscape! I should have planned and prepared for the hike before I visited this area so that I don't miss the chance to see them! Like!

Scorched Earth Photo… on September 6, 2010

Thanks for the visit and the kind words Nakhatarn - Google Earth and Panoramio are fantastic tools for vacation / trip planning if the photos are accurately located .

Tomas K☼h☼ut on October 1, 2010

Another wow! shot... and YS


Scorched Earth Photo… on October 1, 2010

Hi Tom - the amazing thing is that this shot is only 700 yards away from this shot - a little rock scrambling and canyoneering required to get from point A to point B !

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