Saturday, January 23, 2010

Red Rock Shadows

I had been through St. George, Utah several times on the way to Zion. I had never explored the red rock country of nearby Snow Canyon State Park. It has wonderful formations that I had not experienced until our visit to the spa. While going through photos for my earlier post I realized that I had plenty of shadow shots.
They got us out on the trail early so we would be back in time for lunch and other activities.
There were plenty of shadows in the early morning light.
I'm sure I'm not the first to catch a shadow like this but it's fun if not unique.
See other interesting shadows at Hey Harriet hosted for us by Tracy.

26 comments:

Barb said...

That is beautiful UT canyon country, Martha. The shadows on the red rock always seem more magical, don't they? I may have to try this spa!

Spiderdama said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Wonderful shots and shadows of a great place:-)

Sylvia K said...

I love the last shot!! They're all terrific and I do love those red rocks! Hope your weekend is going well -- hope the sun returns soon!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The red rock is stunning, the formations a rugged beauty. The family that enjoys this beauty together is one with nature, the fragile people in tune with the bold formations. The beauty out West i stunning, far different than we see back East...

simchieinspires said...

Amazing natural beauty.

Have a great week-end dear M..

xoxo

Joops said...

fantastic shots of a beautiful place.

My Mugs shadows

Diane AZ said...

I love the red rock color against the blue sky and the green plants and also the rich color of the shadows.

happilyretired said...

Beautiful red rock scenery and shadows ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Stine in Ontario said...

I especially like the people shadows on the rock! FUN!

Tammy said...

I just love the red rocks and the shadows are spectacular! I especially love the last one.

LDH said...

Beautiful shots ~ especially the one with the people silhouettes!

Gaelyn said...

The natural fracure of the rock looks like building blocks. I like the shadow shot. Fun!

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a stunning place to visit, certainly a great area for shadows!

Wren said...

Beautiful views, and a wonderful interplay of light and shadow. Even better, when you can have fun with it.

Ebie said...

There's a lot of conversation and decision making going on in the third shot...Great capture.

Linda Reeder said...

I haven't been to St george, but I have spent time in red rock country. I love it.

Pagan Sphinx said...

They're all good but that last one with the shadows of the people on the red rock really took me. It somehow captures the magnitude and majesty of these large rock formations. Excellently done!

Celeste said...

Beautiful rocks, I especially like the shadows in the last shot. I love your header photo too - it reminds me of England.

Sarah said...

It looks amazing there. I like all your shots-the last is my favourite I think! The rock is such a lovely colour.

Serendipity said...

That last one is a wonderful shadow shot!

therer2doors said...

oh, how breath-taking!
that last shot is wonderful, especially the hands-on-hips!!

~angie

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great photos, Martha! I'm glad you guys had such a fun time!

Jonny Hamachi said...

beautiful

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What beautiful red rock. This looks like a place that would really be worth visiting. I particularly like your middle shot here - lovely composition and great contract of the sparse red rock and the little trees that somehow manage to survive.
Janice.

Sharodindu said...

Nice shadows...I liked the last photo very much...but all the shots are great. The red rock with blue sky and pinch of green here and there is really greeat!

Lenola Daily Photo said...

Great tones!
My favourite is the third, for the shadows indexing human presence in such a wild and extreme landscape.

Very good!