Love the photo and the quote! I think I've seen this rock formation before, but can't be sure. I really like the photo.
Magnificent! Clever choice of quote, very fitting.
Does this formation have a name? Seems like it would have been known to ancient peoples...imagine the view from there! Wonderful shot!
The composition could not be better and the contrast of the colors, from the shades of blue to the shades of terra-cotta-red . . . woah! I wish you would post more often.
Some people don't appreciate the beauty of the desert. The solitary soul wrenching quiet and starkness has its own beauty. I miss Death Valley sometimes, it is so different here, but I am glad I grew up in southern California and witnessed the changes over the years. Nice photo. Warms my heart.
That pinkish hue surely does add drama to an already daunting scene, though I'm not sure I trust Markham's reading blood into it. The picture's severity might indeed suggest calamity or grief or a number of other negative things, from the human perspective. But it's also awe-some. I love seeing your shots of these places, all so different of anything I've seen lately--but I can't say they call to me or draw me in or welcome me. A cougar cry of KEEP OUT maybe . . . . And some of your shots, including this one, make me hear and feel the desert wind, which is also not a warmy fuzzy. I want my teddy bear now, please.
This almost has a 3D feel to it. It reminds me of looking through one of those little old Viewfinders I used to love as a kid.
Hard to believe that there has been flooding.
i agree with Banjo52, i can't find any trace of calamity and grief in this landscape, just the awe-inspiring presence of Nature, contained in itself, indifferent to us (though even "indifferent" is a bad word, a word coming from our human world, which can't apply to Nature). but maybe, when thinking historically, back into the darkness of times, these tremendous shapes must have been born through a geological process of such intensity that yes, indeed, we are bound to think of it in terms of violence and calamity...
A death valley for weaklings (flamboyant shrubbery, pampered humans) but not for rock--it thrives.
Oops, I think I mistakenly left a comment for this post on another blog over a week ago. So I'll try again. :-) Your photo gives life to this dry and desolate place. What a beautiful rock formation!
Amazing picture and quotes...