Thanks for the visit and your valued comment picsonthemove.
Wow, really oyster pink rocks! They look to me like petrified petticoats, almost of net, frozen in time, with the different subtly changing shades and layers going down the 'skirts'. I guess that's from spending quite a bit of time around tutus and 'stuff'! With the added interest of those gorgeous vivid green trees bravely feathering the crags and that clear blue sky, it's a top photo, Rob. Honestly, I don't think I've seen a more pure blue sky than that one. It has a watery translucent feel to it, but still lots of depth of colour, not washed out, like in the UK, but not cobalt like here. Perfection! Very best wishes to you,
Sue (You've been doing heaps of traveling, haven't you? This little lot should set you up for heaps of winters, surely!?)
Glad you like the photo Sue.
I suppose I have done a fair bit of globe trotting over the last few years. For work and pleasure, I've managed to get myself to some very interesting places. I love to travel. I just wish I could get away more often but the kids are expensive and all have stuff they need and they tie up most of my spare cash.
I'm 50 this next March and was hoping to get away again for a long and special holiday to celebrate it. Paul has invited me to get over to his neck of the woods and go visit Yosemite NP with him in the spring. I'd love that as this is a place I am really keen to visit.
As for the photo in question, all the rocks and columns within Bryce Canyon have names, but I can't remember the specific name for this row of red sandstone columns.It'll probably have a name like Manhattan or Cathedral rocks. Or something of that ilk.
What really inspired me was the same as you've noticed, and that was the vivid color of the red rock against the depth of the blue sky. When we visited here, I had no idea before hand, nor did any photo in various books and literature prepare me for how awe inspiring the views and colors would be.
Bryce is approximately 7-8000' above sea level, and the sky gets amazingly blue due to the altitude and absence of any city pollution. Because it's in a mainly desert area in southern Utah, close to Nevada and Arizona, there is little moisture around and therefore a lack of any rain bearing clouds; and so the sky remains crystal clear with amazingly blue.
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Photo taken in Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 63, Bryce Canyon, UT 84764, USA
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