Merrimac and Monitor

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Comments (8)

Lecleire Jacques on March 27, 2008

Beautiful view Marilyn. Like all your pictures from that region, i say bravo !

Greetings, Jacques

Marilyn Whiteley on March 27, 2008

Thank you, Jacques. It's such a beautiful region that challenge is to know when to stop taking pictures--and when to stop uploading them!

Greetings, Marilyn

MaryAlice on March 27, 2008

What were the temperatures out here?

This is glorious! :) Very beautiful view.

I certainly have enjoyed all of your latest photos. I feel like I've been on a little bit of a vacation myself!

Thank you again for sharing all of this beauty.


Mary Alice

Marilyn Whiteley on March 27, 2008

The matter of temperatures is interesting. A lot of the time, the temperature was in the 50s. I think it would have been in the 40s most nights. I took this picture while Hugh and I were traveling on our own, but our Elderhostel had several sunrise and sunset photo-shoots. They were wonderful: I think all of us got a number of our best shots then. But of course it was warmer than that during the middle part of the day. It amused me how cold most of the others were! Hugh and I had brought appropriate clothes (not extremely warm ones), and we'd come there straight from winter. So the two Canadians were quite comfortable while most of the others shivered!

As you can see from some of my photos, there were plenty of places where we saw snow, especially in Mesa Verde National Park, where we were from 7000 to 8000 feet. And of course high altitudes make for chilly weather in March!

Cheers, Marilyn

Pepe Triton on March 28, 2008

Is there any relation to the famous battle of the American Civil War?

Marilyn Whiteley on March 28, 2008

Pepe, I think the mesas were only for their shapes and relative sizes, reminiscent of the ships. No historic connection as far as I know.

Ryan Calhoun on March 28, 2008

Beautiful photo, Marilyn! I really enjoy the foreground in shadow while the mesas are in full sunlight. It's quite effective for framing these enormous rocks. A painter could not have done it better. :)


Marilyn Whiteley on March 28, 2008

Thank you, Ryan. I'd photographed them earlier in the afternoon from a slightly different vantage point, but as we were leaving the area I prevailed upon my husband to stop at the other overlook, which he hadn't noticed. I was very glad we did for just the reasons you suggest.


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