A mighty monolith in Canyon de Chelly

Red rock against blue sky in Canyon de Chelly.
30 April 2008

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SteveFellows

SteveFellows - Jun 2, 2008 8:10 pm - Voted 10/10

This is awesome!

I love this photo. The rock is so stark against the sky, and I really like the contrast of the soft leaves against the sky. Very nice

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 3, 2008 3:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This is awesome!

Thanks, Steve. I really enjoy that photo, myself. Frankly, it's difficult to take a BAD photo of Canyon de Chelly. The red rock just pops against the brilliant blue sky.

Sarah

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 26, 2008 2:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Sarah,

You are much too modest! But, I know what you mean when you photograph red rocks with blue skies. It always makes for an excellent foto!!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 26, 2008 8:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sarah,

Larry,

Even though it's been a couple of months, I can still close my eyes and "go back" to Canyon de Chelly. I can hear her nephew playing the drum and singing prayerful (and some funny, not-so-prayerful, family-variety-naughty) songs with the wind blowing outside the hoogan. What a time that was.

Sarah

Pack Addict

Pack Addict - Dec 13, 2008 10:07 am - Voted 10/10

Wicked Good!

Very nice!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Dec 13, 2008 11:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wicked Good!

Thanks for the comment. It was an amazing week in this lovely canyon. -Sarah

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 13, 2009 9:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Job,

Thank you. Springtime is such a fabulous time to be in the desert.

Cheers!

Sarah

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Sep 23, 2009 9:27 pm - Voted 10/10

WOW..

Yet another gem.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 24, 2009 12:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW..

Thanks so much. It was quite the lovely Spring day in Canyon de Chelly. L)

Cheers!

Sarah

mck4824

mck4824 - Mar 30, 2010 6:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Perfect

I really like this photo, ray

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 30, 2010 8:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect

Thanks, Ray. Mother Nature dealt me a pretty nice hand with this one. I pretty much pointed the camera and clicked...and much to my shock, this is the result!

Sarah

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Oct 4, 2012 1:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Picture!

I love the colors!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 4, 2012 2:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Picture!

Thanks, Red. Canyon de Chelly is a special, special place! Springtime is a FINE time to visit! -Sarah

Kiefer

Kiefer - May 31, 2013 9:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Freakin...

awesome picture! I NEED to go to Cheley someday.
Beauty shot mon cherie! ;o)

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 2, 2013 1:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Freakin...

This canyon is certainly a very special place - I hope some day you'll get to spend a few nights down by the river!

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 15, 2013 7:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Mighty is Right

Not only is that a mighty rock but a mighty photograph! Colors like nobody's business.
My hat's off to you for all the places you've visited Sarah!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 20, 2013 11:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mighty is Right

Thanks for your kind comments, Larry. I was really fortunate to get to spend an entire week down in the canyon, not many visitors get to do so. It's such a beautiful place...my memories of this canyon will last a lifetime, I'm happy I could share the pictures with the SP community!

Sarah

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 20, 2013 6:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mighty is Right

Your photographs are awesome! And what you've contributed to this site is awesome. Did you live over in the East for a time? How about the fire there, are you near it? I hope you're safe.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 21, 2013 10:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mighty is Right

Larry,

Ha, I annoy the heck out of my climbing partners b/c I love to take so many photos.

I section-hike the AT, so I'm in the eastern mountains typically once per year, hence all the eastern peaks in my profile.

The Black Forest Fire burned to the ground the house 2=doors down and across the street. I visited with them yesterday...very somber mood, very sobering sights. It still smells like smoke. I had burn clear up to my mailbox, but my property is unscathed. I feel very fortunate. Thanks for checking on me!

Sarah

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 22, 2013 9:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Black Forest

Oh my Sarah. Somber's the word alright. How lucky you are to still have your home! And right up to your mailbox it came! Where were you when the fire blew through? Any photos? I saw a couple of unbelievable images on the news.

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