This is a sample of the volcanic rock found here in Craters of the Moon National Monument.
We camped here once when I was 16 years old. My mother was not impressed: "We might as well go and camp on a pile of cinders," she observed!
According to me ideal place onto the campsite.Beautiful with the snowy peaks.Very nice picture, Marilyn !Best regards, Tamás
Thanks, Tamás. It is a beautiful place to camp, with its own, unearthly landscape. But you must put your tent on crushed volcanic rocks which are hard, and sharp, and "crunch" when you walk on them! Greetings, Marilyn
I like the snowy peaks at teh back, contrasting with the hard foreground.
Thanks, Alex. That is what I liked most about the scene, too!
Rough country but impressive,you can feel the distance between were the photo was taken and the snowy mountains,very nice!!
Thank you, Tjeert. Your comment catches what's very distinctive about the place. If you zoom out with the Google satellite image, you can how abruptly this very rough volcanic country begins and ends, with the snow mountains beyond.
Wonderful landscape beautifully captured by you, Marilyn! Thanks for sharing! Greetings, Anne
Thanks, Anne. I'll confess that this is one I posted soon after I joined and then took down after a while. But the other day I looked at the Panoramio shots of Craters of the Moon and decided to do a new (I hope slightly better) edit and post it again!! Greetings, Marilyn
Marilyn... You are letting your"nostalgic enthusiasm" get the better of you, to our benefit! I have a shot of Craters of the Moon from 30,000 feet in my gallery, and it depicts the exact phenomena you describe here; the lava has been deposited on a blank plain.Hope you never stop wondering.
You sure get around
Thanks for sending me to the aerial view and, indirectly, to your pages. You have a wonderful collection.
We have been making the most of my husband's retirement with the thought that people should do it when they can because you never know what the future may hold. We've been having a wonderful time ... and keeping very busy during the periods at home, too! Marilyn
Unfortunately I haven't been able to retire yet, but I sill do it when I can because it's there to do. Photography for me is extremely rewarding, both the shot and the processing, as Adams so rightly pointed out. It does keep you busy at home.
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Photo taken in Butte County, ID, USA
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