I was planning to post this image tomorrow, but a special day needs a special image! What makes this a special day? Look at the thumbnail to the right of this one. Linda is back! That is SPECIAL. Welcome back, girl!!!
The image is special as it took a lot in every respect to get it. From the day I saw an image of this place first until the day I was there to take my own version, four years went by. It took almost two years to know where it is located. There were additional deterrences to the project as it was clear that I would go there with a very good friend of mine.
Finally, it was a day full of events and adventures that lead us to this memorable place and to this unforgettable sunset.
The image is part of the ToM as "Delicate and Soft" describes this Moenkopi spire at its best. Some people call it the "Hopi Clown" leaning on cultural values of the Hopi tribe which has among its many katsinas (or kachinas) the hopi clown. Have a look at one of my old images which portraits a hopi clown katsina. Can you see the similarity? ;-)
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The soft pastels of reds, pinks, and oranges makes the scene. The light is perfect.......
I have been trying to imagine this under typical evening lighting conditions and it just doesn't seem to be as stunning or special. I really don't see the similarity but the smooth wind and water erosion and the striping of the rock layers makes for a beautiful structure regardless of the light.
De fato especial, Peter. A luz quente do final do dia só valorizou a estrutura já vermelha desta estrutura de rocha.
Você é mestre nisso! Sabe estudar a cena e tem paciência e conhecimento técnico de sobra para tirar o melhor proveito possível.
E concordo com você que é uma alegria voltar a ver fotos da Linda.
An overall breathtaking landscape and place as well. This rock needle with all its structures, shapes, layers ... is like from another world. Its extraordinary appearance additionally is wonderfully emphasized by the outstanding light conditions and the illuminted from below clouds are a matching backgound here.
A fascinating picture, a photo to marvel ...
Greetings from again cooler and rainy Germany!
Wowza, What splendid detail in the Hopi Clown. With the soft pink clouds it is a great fit with the theme. I love the title as well. Your frame is perfect, professional while unobtrusive. I do see the similarity with the clown from the shop. My Dad loved going to the Hopi dances. I can echo your surprise at the Aurora in Oregon. I grew up near the Painted Desert and we often stopped there, clearly we never ventured deep enough. HLJ, Pat
A beautiful stone formation, I can clearly understand why you wanted to have this in the box for eternety. Sometimes I wonder why it stays there while the rest has erroded a long time ago beside and around it and just this part is still there. One piece is on the ground, has not survived the strong winds lately. Sometimes from the air you see just a thin layer of orange that remains before also this part is gone and finally the shrubs take over. Love how the stone is lit be the last sunlight, the strong orange is beautiful and can only be seen in certain times of the day. It is a little master piece, Peter, the quality is amazing. The long planning gave something back to you, not only an image but the whole adventure and friendship. A place to be kept a secret, I would hate to see it go.
Isto é uma verdadeira dançarina flamenca no palco da natureza. Excelente ângulo , realçando estas formas incríveis, cores e texturas. Mais prazeroso ainda quando na compania de outro fotógrafo que sabe também apreciar e compartilhar esta aventura.