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A view of the loneliest part of Canyonlands- the Maze District, from Cleopatra's Chair sandwiched by the Henrys, across Turks Head with the Green River flowing around its White Rim cap, then south (left) past Ekker Butte and the Chocolate Drops barely visible on the far left. This view (from Green River Overlook) is one of my favorites off the Island in the Sky, though it is so massive and lacking of a main subject, it relies on the beauty of the gestalt to keep the eye entertained.

I will be out of Flickr action for about 3 weeks, though will hopefully be able to check in periodically- would hate to miss your wonderful posts!

Tags:   Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands Green River Overlook Cleopatra's Chair Maze District Turks Head Winter Henry Mountains

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Late day sun lights up the buttes and monuments of Canyonlands National Park, including both the Maze and Island in the Sky Districts. In the center Ekker Butte is framed by a peninsula of rock extending from Panorama Point, with the Manti La Sal mountains above it, and a weathered juniper branch reaching out to touch it. In the valley below the Green River cuts through the White Rim as it rolls to its rendezvous with the Colorado River.

3 shot focus stack

Tags:   Canyonlands National Park Ekker Butte Panorama Point Maze District Island in the Sky Manti La Sal Mountains Sunset Utah public land for public use

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The view from Alstrom Point, looking across Gunsight Butte with Navajo Mountain (Naatsisʼáán) viewed through the namesake gap in the rock. The scale here is fairly massive- a small motorboat is visible as a white speck in the shadowed water in the lower left quadrant. The bright white ring at the bottom of the buttes demarcates the high water mark of Lake Powell, which hasn't been that high in almost 10 years due to prolonged drought.

Four shot pano. Thanks as always for your views, comments, and favs.

Tags:   Lake Powell Gunsight Butte Alstrom Point Navajo Mountain Naatsisʼáán Colorado River Utah Gunsight Bay Padre Bay

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It wasn't done...
Despite my assessment that the sun was too far down to provide any color in the sky, having put the tripod legs up and the camera back in the back, a brief last gasp of light hit the sky above the core of the Indian Peaks and Red Rock Lake. A sprint back to the lake allowed me about 15 seconds of shooting before the color faded again.

Tags:   sunset Red Rock Lake Indian Peaks Navajo Peak Apache Peak Shoshoni Peak Pawnee Peak Paiute Peak Mount Toll Mount Audubon patience 10 minutes past sunset

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Jan van Eyck Square just before sunrise in Bruge, looking up the Spiegler (mirror) canal. Jan van Eyck (1390 – 1441) is Bruges' best known artist, a leader of the northern Renaissance style. van Eyck's statue can be seen in front of the Poorterslodge (building with the tower). The square was a major commercial center dating to around 1200, when the canal connected to the sea, and trading ships would dock here. By 1500 sediments deposited in the "Golden Inlet" leading from the sea to Bruges blocked ships and marked the end of Bruges as a major trading center. The toll house still exists, as does a meeting house used by dockers (Pijndershuisje). The beautiful Poorterslodge (Burgher's lodge) was used by wealthy merchants as a meeting house, and for awhile was a museum which housed some of van Eyck's paintings.

Tags:   Bruges Brugge Belgium Spiegler Canal Mirror Canal Jan van Eyck Square Poorterslodge Burgher's lodge reflections dawn moonset full moon


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