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Registered: February 2009
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The emerald-green Colorado river makes a giant, gentle u-turn of 1,000 ft (330 m) under the steep cliff of the Marble Canyon. How deep is 1,000 feet? Imagine standing at the rooftop of 99-storey building. Can you get to the edge? Keep in mind that there are no guardrails at the Horseshoe Bend overlook. There is actually no overlook per say. You just casually walk on the giant plateau until suddenly the abyss opens up under your feet. You breath is taken away, and even the bravest of us feel dizzy and weak for a moment. By the way, the tiny white spot on the river is a speedboat with people. I think this will give you a good idea of the picture scale.

Remember the old saying "dripping water wears away a stone"? The Colorado River is the best example. Over the course of billion years a little river, running from Rocky Mountains of Colorado and being filled up by melting mountain snow, has created hundreds and hundreds of miles of colossal canyons down its path. There are many soft curves in the rocks here that were carved by the Colorado River.
· Date: Sun September 28, 2014 · Views: 189 · Tags: 1 ·
Keywords: curves, Horshoe, Bend, Colorado, River
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,623
Sun September 28, 2014 4:40pm

I do like your take on this week's theme Diane with your natural landscape view along the Colorado River. I like the perspective you were able to obtain from your vantage point, the textural feel that comes through in the image as one looks along the river and the quality of the lighting which further enhances the textural feel of the picture. The speed boat on the river works to bring a sense of human scale to the setting... and we are overwhelmed by that sense.


Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,740
Mon September 29, 2014 5:38am

It is not only the soft curves Diane but the soft yet rich colours of the cliffs and a soft light to boot, great photo,

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
Mon September 29, 2014 1:59pm

Hi Diane,
Fantastic image, great colour and depth...not a pun intended.
Best wishes
Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 138
Tue September 30, 2014 6:07pm

Hi Diane
Beautiful scene and captured very well.
Congrats to your St. Louis Cardinals I wish them well in the playoffs. Say hi to Rich.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Sat October 4, 2014 10:00pm

Oh Diane this is so beautiful, super work showing us this spectacular location.

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