Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday / Shadows at Sunset Crater, Arizona




These shadows were from our visit to Sunset Crater in Arizona last week. It was about 4:30 p.m. when the crater changes to a magnificent color because of the contrasts of basalt/lava rock against other mineral content near the top. We were rushing to not miss the prime time!

Shadow Shot Sunday

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place! And I love your TALL shadows! How fun!

Enjoy your weekend, Martha!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

Great shots. This is the time of year for shadows and photography in general.

Ralph said...

Beautiful shadows, long of limb and so well placed on the desert floor. The subjects seem to be on stilts...I love that red desert rock above and below the visitors. So pretty!

Catherine said...

love that first elongated shot...

Diane AZ said...

Love the beautiful colors and tall shadows!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the strangeness of the first one as the blue shadow crosses the blue road. Disorienting!

Hot Fudge said...

If it wasn't for the stunning colours, I'd swear you were moon walking. Have a great Sunday.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

when you see shadows
do not think to capture them—
elusive creatures!

My Shadow Shot

Sweet Repose said...

What a magnificent world you have to explore, ancient Earth ruins.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous place, it would be fun to explore. Love your shadows, especially the first one with all the blue.
Judy

Melissa B. said...

Awesome! I not only love the shadows, but the composition and the colors in these Superior Snaps is outstanding. Bravo!

Cher said...

the second photo is awesome! i guess you didn't miss the prime time.

have a great Sunday, Carolyn!

Maria Berg said...

Very long shadows in deed. And yes the sun makes the mountain very nice colors!

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Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

the long shadows of autumn

4.30pm - it is dark here by then!

KMOYMAMA said...

I am wondering how you captured the blue shadow in your first photo! Great photos!

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Icy BC said...

That's a very tall shadow, and the photos are great!

fredamans said...

Very nice!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Fun TALL shadows in this lovely spot. You sure do get around with that camera of yours ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

RuneE said...

I hope I don't offend you, but I much prefer the last one: the road leading into those magnificent colours.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A fab day makes your fab shots!

Happy SS...

MyMaracas said...

Great light! I love the second one.

Square Peg Guy said...

What wonderfully tall shadows! I like the shadow of the edging, as well!

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Jane ... said...

Great shots! You captured such elongated shadows and rich, earthy colors. I've enjoyed browsing ALL your photos you've posted and will visit again often. :) Happy traveling and photographing!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Cool shots! Looks like a beautiful place:)