Looking south, toward the Valley of the Gods area.

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (17)

not1word on May 26, 2011

This was on the first day of my most recent trip to Oklahoma. I missed my turn off, and wound up near a spot I'd always been wanting to visit, so I took advantage of some extra time, and my bumbling.

Nawitka on May 26, 2011

Yes, once you miss your turn it looks like you have to go for miles before you get anywhere else. :D Lucky you! I can see why you'd want to visit, it looks just awesome.

not1word on May 27, 2011

All this has done is put one major goad in me to have to go back, Nawitka. The scene I really want to get is a formation called The Mittens. I'm glad you made it by to leave your nice comment, though.

Laurel211 on May 31, 2011

I love the perspective in this one...looks like the road goes on forever. This landscape is so different to what I see here.

not1word on June 4, 2011

Thank you very much, Laurel. This view sneaked up on me, and as soon as I saw it, I was thinking, "Wow! This looks exactly like Valley of the Gods!" Boy did I feel silly when I realized where I was. It's fun to see the different landscape offerings we all provide from our various vantage points.

Nawitka on June 4, 2011

"The Mittens" sounds awesome! I hope you will get there soon.

not1word on June 4, 2011

I hope so too, Nawitka. No guarantees, but it's definitely on the short list.

larry e walton on June 9, 2011

its less important what n1w photographs and more important that he has returned to pano. i like those mysterious rock formations in the background for what its worth! PS. nawitka is kicking me.

kamalyn on June 12, 2011

lol, nice transition from the last photo you'd uploaded previous to this one! You picked a great time to miss your turnoff. Great lighting with the sun and the moving squall!

not1word on June 13, 2011

This is a great relief to me, Larry. I can finally post the 10,429 images I have of various bits of lint and dust bunnies. Your generosity is exceeded only by your intellect. I was hoping I could get closer to those guys, too, Larry. And if you two don't behave yourselves, I'm going to drop you off at the next junction, and you can find your own way home.

kamalyn, you and Guy always catch me with your observations of the photo arrangements. I hadn't even thought about that, and thank you for mentioning it. It's funny, but I'm usually pretty careful about keeping track of my turn offs. I suppose some might say that subliminally, I wanted to miss that turn, to make the exploratory effort. Thank you for your visits, and always insightful comments.

joyfotos on June 18, 2011

Guess it is a good thing there was a storm coming in or you might still be there. What a wonderful thing to wander off into...subliminally, or not. Great to have you back posting!

not1word on June 18, 2011

I'd have been sorely tempted, JF. It was a very happy realization, to be sure. Thanks for the visit and the nice welcome back.

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on June 24, 2011

Very good image! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

not1word on June 28, 2011

Thank you very much, zanot10.

Alireza Javaheri on February 3, 2013
  • Excellent shot & very nice view ... - LIKE - Best regards - A-J
Michael Schäffner on April 20, 2013

A very beautiful landscape. L6. Michael

3967724 on August 4, 2013

Is this photo looking at Valley of the Gods or Monument Valley? Valley of the Gods is west of where you pinned this picture. Monument Valley is more west and some south of where this picture was pinned.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2011
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    by not1word
    • Taken on 2011/05/14 07:22:49
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash