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Capitol Reef: Triassic Geology

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Sig posted a picture of a tree yesterday, and I'm pretty sure this is the same tree! We weren't together when we took the photographs, and I think they were actually taken on different days, but ... well ... see what you think.

You can see Sig's picture HERE for comparison. (He would have been standing around to my left if we'd been there at the same time.)

For those of you who might be interested ... This is a pretty clear cross section of Triassic geology. The rocks I'm standing on (Moenkopi) are about 250 million years old. Across the valley, the sheer cliffs (Wingate) are closer to 200 million years old, with the sloped, striped, sand-dune looking bits (Chinle) somewhere in between.
May 6, 2013
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May 6, 2013 2:19:10 pm
I like that tree. And I've always wondered at how scientist say rocks are a certain age. I don't get it. Haven't they been around since the beginning. *shrug* Guess that's why I'm not a scientist.

by wolfenshire Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:26:30 pm
Beautifully composed and captured Tara! Gorgeous work!

by rockstrider Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:28:34 pm
You even manage superb compositions in deserts!

by durleybeachbum Online Now!   Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:41:12 pm
Definitely the same tree but the angle is obviously slightly different.
Super shot..

by jayfar Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:47:13 pm
Great capture !!!

by Cyve Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:53:31 pm
beautiful !

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:57:09 pm
Been there and love it. Nice capture!

by ronmolina Homepage »

May 6, 2013 2:57:42 pm
belles strates

by bebert Homepage »

May 6, 2013 3:00:20 pm
great shot

by prutzworks Homepage »

May 6, 2013 3:02:03 pm
OHH!! How gorgeous this view is. A most wonderful tree to the right too. Mother natures own bonsai. :)

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

May 6, 2013 3:36:58 pm
Fantastic Photo!

by GrandmaT Homepage »

May 6, 2013 4:30:14 pm
Love this compo! :-)

by FredNunes Homepage »

May 6, 2013 4:52:52 pm
Beautiful composition and great contrast. Beautiflly done. Brava

by Celart Homepage »

May 6, 2013 5:21:34 pm
I agree with Celart, great compo Tara, and beautifully exposed. "It's brought forth Juniper berries"

by Adobe_One_Kenobi Homepage »

May 6, 2013 5:36:02 pm
beautiful, love the colors and lighting excellent work

by jeroni Homepage »

May 6, 2013 6:38:42 pm
Beautiful and sweet history. :))))) The tree is so pretty. :)))) Love it's shadow. :))))) Most excellent capture my friend. :))))) Thank you for sharing all of the beauty you see. :)))) Carry A Sunshine Smile In Your Heart :))))

by Isabelle711 Homepage »

May 6, 2013 7:00:03 pm
Excellent image
love it

by Blush Homepage »

May 6, 2013 7:25:56 pm
Thanks for the info as well as the picture.

by pimanjc Homepage »

May 6, 2013 7:42:49 pm
the view is beautiful and outstanding.
great capture

by Faemike55 Homepage »

May 6, 2013 8:59:56 pm
But what's a few years give or take, eh? What a fantastic landscape!!

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

May 6, 2013 10:21:19 pm
Outstanding composition & especially like the tree's shadows. I would have loved to visit Capitol Reef, but we ran out of time - maybe next trip...

by photosynthesis Homepage »

May 6, 2013 11:24:00 pm
Sig's picture look apocalyptic but you got the better image. Looks like its standing watch.

by wysiwig Homepage »

May 7, 2013 1:00:32 am
Geology is wonderfully dramatic! I love that stuff. It's amazing what rocks can actually tell you. Aside from that, I love this image as well...those iron oxide reds are so deliciously Martian, and that nice of it to pose for you. I like the sense of scale all of this has. It's brilliant.

by Chipka Homepage »

May 7, 2013 1:42:42 am
Great shot.

by Katraz Homepage »

May 7, 2013 3:21:19 am
Wonderful capture Tara.
God bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »


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