Rimrock Hoodoos Panorama

looking at the very colorful Rimrock Hoodoos in the GSENM, Utah

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Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Mar 24, 2010 1:53 am - Voted 10/10

Are you really 19?

Photography skills are excellent!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 24, 2010 3:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Are you really 19?

Haha yup, I am really 19. I have have really only been pursuing photography for the past year and a half. Thank you for all your comments! Cheers!

EricChu

EricChu - Mar 24, 2010 5:11 am - Voted 10/10

Let me second what Neophiteat48 wrote!

Honestly, I'm really impressed!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 24, 2010 9:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Let me second what Neophiteat48 wrote!

Thank you Eric! I just think that the Colorado Plateau is an amazing place to take pictures.

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Mar 24, 2010 11:25 am - Voted 10/10

Superb....

Excellent shot to say the least. Nice work Woodzy

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 24, 2010 9:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Superb....

Thank you! I finally got back to Utah after a two year absence (although it was only the southern portion). Skiing still good in the Wasatch?

rdmc

rdmc - Mar 24, 2010 10:48 pm - Voted 10/10

I so agree...

... oh to be that young again, with your kind of eye and talant...
.... You really do incredible photography...
:0)

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 24, 2010 11:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I so agree...

Wow, I didn't think I was that good. Thank you so much for the compliments though! I do love taking pictures.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 25, 2010 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

You have definitely

improved (as a photographer) during the last
year. I don't think the Wasatch got as much
snow as other places did ..

GSENM is a great location to work the lens!
Please keep it up, man !!!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2010 2:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: You have definitely

Thank you Larry! It really is a cool place and fairly close to Flagstaff.

EricChu

EricChu - Mar 25, 2010 4:46 am - Voted 10/10

Congratulations, Alex!

I had a strong feeling about that photo already yesterday, when I looked at it again and especially when I opened it up to full size - I found the effect, not only in the colors but also as to the space and depth, simply incredible!!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2010 3:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations, Alex!

Eric- Thank you for all your kind comments! I really did love this area and I am glad I found a photo to somewhat justify how it looks. Cheers!

RayMondo

RayMondo - Mar 25, 2010 2:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Lovely colours

Aside from that it could be terrain on several other planets and moons in the solar system, the colours and erosion is amazing. The eroded basin on the left reminds me of a chocolate dusted cream desert. Mmm, yummy

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2010 2:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely colours

haha that is true Ray, it really doesn't look like it is from Earth, but I guess that is why is Utah is so amazing. I wish it were ice cream

Bucky

Bucky - Mar 25, 2010 3:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Shot

Love the colors of the desert! Reds and oranges against the sky. Great shot

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2010 2:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot

Thank you for the comment! It is a really cool area and it definitely has alot of color

Kiefer

Kiefer - Mar 25, 2010 4:56 pm - Voted 10/10

This is...

a great kick-ass picture! Sweet capture of the colours. You're REALLY making me want to burn a weekend and head over there! ;o)
Thanks for posting

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2010 3:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This is...

Thanks Kiefer! The Colorado Plateau is a very cool place, but you have some amazing stuff up their in Colorado! Hopefully I can get a second taste of Colorado again this summer. Cheers!

Rick B

Rick B - Apr 1, 2010 8:05 am - Voted 10/10

Hoodoos?

Maybe you can explain me what the term Hoodoo stands for? I've seen it in more places.. Is it something like a rounded rock? Where does it come from (Indian name?)?

Nice and colourful pic btw!

Cheers,

Rick

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Apr 1, 2010 6:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hoodoos?

Usually, hoodoos are free standing pinnacles of rock and most are not that high. Hoodoos are composed of a fine layer of Sedimentary Rock whether it be a silt, mud-stone, or tuff (volcanic in origin) are all soft in nature and eroded out very easily. These usually compose the bottom portion of a hoodoo. The top is generally a hard, strong layer on top of the soft base. When this happens, as in the case of my picture, the hoodoos will not erode out as fast as the surrounding area. Hope that helps. As for the name, I do not know where that came from.

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