Blowing Dust by auntietk ()
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Somewhere on Highway 160, north of Kayenta, Arizona.
Our trip today was filled with blowing dust and sand skittering across the road in waves. The landscape changed every few miles, and it was quite an experience! All in all a beautiful day, though. Fantastic views!
Image Comments (32)
Oh, I really like this! I mean, I really like this. I mean, seriously, this is good. I love the haze of dust, the shape of those rocks, the whole sense that this isn't on a road at all, but on...one of those worlds where stories happen, dusty stories, stories about people doing things, and dust getting in it. In short, good stories, and to top it off, this is simply, perfectly gorgeous. It's making a trip into my Favorites.
All it took is one look and I knew you were going to say something about the wind and dust! You must be headed east? Tare, you have a couple of spots in the sky. The one on the left could be a dirty lens. The right one is big and square. Not sure what caused that. Patch ttoo can take that out easily. I have one I think is on the sensor. Cleaned everything else and it is still there even changing lenses! Drive safe in that wind pulling the trailer!
Excellent shot and a very nice place to be in my opinion, you could learn so much from this desolate place, because there is little to preoccupy the mind with. It'd be ideal to just sit and think. From a archaeological aspect, I bet this place is full of arrow heads and tomahawk heads etc.
Oh, I do like this...one of those scenes I didn't get to see as I was starring at yellow and white lines. Glad you looked over your shoulder and caught this otherworldly view! As for me, there are times I like to show a lot of sky or foreground...doing so helps put certain subjects in proper perspective. The rule of thirds is useful but photographic "rules" are also trumped at times by artistic license.
I love this! It does look otherworldly and ancient. I love the dust reaching up into the sky and seeming to reach for the small cloud, the light and shadow giving a wave motion to the sand in the front, and the dust obscured structure in the background giving a wonderful feeling of immensity. Beautiful and evocative image!