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Mighty Colorado

Mighty Colorado
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Copyright: Daniel Ryan (boonie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: NIKON D 70, 18-200mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor, 72mm polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 9:45
Viewed: 1858
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I happened to rediscover this image from a trip through the western United States back in 2007. This section of the Colorado River is part of Horseshoe Bend where the river turns back on it self.

Wikipedia: Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. It is located slightly downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km south of Page. Accessible via a 3⁄4-mile (1.2 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above, forming a spectacular vista.

The Colorado River ('Aha Kwahwat in Mojave)[2] is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The natural course of the river flows into the Gulf of California, but the heavy use of the river as an irrigation source for the Imperial Valley has desiccated the lower course of the river in Mexico such that it no longer consistently reaches the sea.

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Incredible detail and what a view here Daniel! The curve of the river is really nice! Love that red mud, but it hates white shirts! Nice work!

It's a bird eye view shot. Good texture and colours.

  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-03-04 11:32]

This very impressive vieuw desrve moer attention Dan,I can see the perspectives and sice of the scenery very well.


amazing colors and details, great textures in these rocks too, all of this with a good composition made for a great shot!

Hi Daniel :-)
the view here is very interesting. The boat seen added a grand sense of the scale of this scene.
Nice light - giving some good shadows, and good focus.
Best regards, Daniel

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