The Gates of Delirium

"When the flames have their season,

Will you hold on to your reason;

Loaded down with your talents?

Can you still keep your balance?

Can you live on a knife-edge ???"

(Emerson, Lake and Palmer - 1970)

Looking through (and past) the central spires of Cathedral Rock,

toward Courthouse Butte (left) and The Transept (right).

Yes, the shadows of Cathedral Rock are always having their season.

September 16, 2009


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slowbutsteady - Oct 1, 2009 10:24 am - Voted 10/10


Great control of foreground and background detail(depth of field). Did you combine two or more images in order to obtain good exposure and focus in both foreground and background?


lcarreau - Oct 1, 2009 12:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: detail

No, actually I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The sun was filtered by clouds. As the sun was setting behind me, the "juniper woodlands" below (suddenly) became illuminated with light.

If I had been holding a $75 point & shoot,
I would have obtained the exact same image.

Adding contrast to the image (via computer)
always brings out the edges of the light and
dark areas, bringing depth to the picture.


Nanuls - Oct 1, 2009 12:44 pm - Voted 10/10


Cool name too.


lcarreau - Oct 1, 2009 1:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agree...

Not a secret.

The caption was "borrowed" from the classic
"prog-rock" band Yes.

You gotta take advantage of classic shadows.
They've been with us since the dawning of time.

Thanks for visiting, Dan!


BigRob - Oct 1, 2009 10:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Photo!

Very nice shot. I'm going to try to hit the desert in between mountains and ice.


lcarreau - Oct 1, 2009 11:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Photo!

(1) Mountains

(2) Ice

(3) The Desert

What a combination! If I could shuffle
between those THREE for the rest of my life,
I'd be a very happy camper.

Thanks, Rob!


BigRob - Oct 2, 2009 12:09 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Great Photo!

Well it is nice living in Cortez where the mountains meet the desert. 1.5 hours to Indian Creek, 2 hours to Silverton, with some fairly nice mountains in the mix.


lcarreau - Oct 2, 2009 12:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Photo!

Yes, I've always heard remarkable things
regarding that area. I need to travel up to
Navajo Lake next year and do some fishing.
I was never much for ice climbing, as I've
been stuck in the desert for the last 17 years.

But, there's a first time for everything!

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