Haystack Peak from The Lavas

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Orange color on the rock (basalt) is lichen

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Bruce MacIver on May 2, 2013

Nice shot Ralph . . . looks like your almost home from your recent western sojourn.

Greetings from California, Bruce

ags83642 on May 2, 2013

Hi Ralph, great shot, the colors on the lavas always amaze me and at the right time of year they can have some intense hues. Best Wishes, Greg.

Ralph Maughan on May 3, 2013


Perhaps we should upload some more, showing that the Snake River Plain is anything but boring. Then, of course, there are many lichens on the Challis Volcanics which are often already formed into interesting shapes regardless of what does or does not grow on them.

© Tom Cooper not goi… on May 8, 2013

I like how you captured all the suble variations of green in this image. Yes, the orange lichens set them off as a nice contrast, but if there weren't all those subtle greens to begin with the Orange would not mean as much. Those greens extend all the way to the mountains with virtually no atmospheric haze. Very well done!

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Photo taken in Indian Rocks State Park, McCammon, ID 83250, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 2, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ralph Maughan
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2012/05/01 06:22:41
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash