Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scenic Sunday, Mellow Yellow & Ruby Tuesday / The Painted Desert, Arizona USA

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The Painted Desert (Arizona, USA) is looking mighty fine at sunset.
This view is southeast with the light creating some majestic cloud color as the sun sets in the west.

Even though this shot is in the same direction, the clouds, light and color change in a matter of minutes. 


Now it is raining in the distance.
The colors change in different areas of this desert.
I am looking forward to posting a totally different palette soon.

My husband and I were all alone here.
The "quiet" was almost haunting...no...it WAS haunting!



29 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

These are so beautiful - they look like paintings.

J Bar said...

Awesome scenes.

Ann said...

Were you standing on top of a ridge. The redness looks like the soil has been baked and ready to eat,

Rick said...

Wow - what a palette of colours ! In the sky, on the ground, the plants. I saw a similar effect by the Grand Canyon when we were there years ago - stunning, and you`re right - changes before your eyes !

cyclopseven said...

The Painted Desert...goes well with the photos.Good shots. Wish Monet is around to give us the real painted version of this:). Love the colors.

Sadly, the camera is not able to capture the haunting part of this desert:).

NatureFootstep said...

how nice to see it. I visited the area once, too long ago. I don´t remember this view. Things like this really triggers the memories. :)

fredamans said...

So many stunning shots! Thank you for making me smile!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous place! Your photos are great, Carolyn.

morememes said...

Very 'other-worldly'. To European eyes anyway. Beautifully composed.

Tammie Lee said...

your photos are gorgeous, absolutely! Have you considered a blog template that will let you post larger images so that we can enjoy your photography even better? It is an easy switch, the click of a button.
Gorgeous post.

Linnea said...

Stunning! When I visited this park, it was high noon and the sky was blue. The colors were wonderful but nothing like these scenes. What a perfect time of the day you caught these at and the sky looks painted too!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots. You can have them framed and hang on the wall. :)

Annie said...

Absolutely spectacular.

Lesley said...

so beautiful

Carraol said...

Magnificent images of this majestic desert with these incredible skies!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I lived in AZ ---yep, I was a 'zonie' for over a decade. And this desert is truly 'painted'. Loved this!!!!

Here is a link to my first Mellow Yellow Do hope you can stop by for a visit!

KMOYMAMA said...

After I knew that you were going to take pictures of the rain clouds over the desert in the evening, I was looking forward to seeing it. So these are what you told me! I have never seen these scenes before. Specutacular skies!!

chubskulit said...

So pretty!

Pumpkin Carving for mellow yellow, have a great week ahead!

James said...

I'm floored by these works of art!

Kim, USA said...

I so thought it's a painting until I realize it's your shots! Just so beautiful and stunning. Love it!
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EG Wow said...

It sure is beautiful there!

Liz said...

Wonderful shots! I'm back for RT. :)

My Ruby Tuesday links:
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Yummy-as-can-be

Maria @ LSS said...

Fantastic shots! Happy Ruby.

TheCunningRunt said...

All of these are absolutely beautiful - did you use any filters? The balance of the earth and sky came out so perfectly!

Verde Farm said...

Blog hopping on Ruby Tuesday's and found yours. These are some of the most breathtaking photos ever. You can see why they call it the "painted" desert. I love them--they should be framed.
Amy

Dianne said...

the colors are all so wonderful
I really love the clouds

SquirrelQueen said...

Those skies are awesome and so are your photos. The colors are beautiful.

JunieRose2005 said...

These are all very lovely!


I have a MYM post this time!


Junie

Spiderdama said...

This is lovely! Looks like painted art. Great landscape and photos from you.