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Way Too High for Me

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

View of some of the sandstone cliffs in Red Rock Canyon. Pictured high above are some of my friends I met on the tour. The sandstone actually provides the hiker incredible gripping power, allowing them to scale these cliffs vertically quite easily, as seen here. But it still didn't convince me to make the climb with my new camera and equipment in tow. So I stayed safely on the ground and photographed from below.

Photo captured June 19, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/321 second F/9.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

I think you did right with your equipment, then otherways who else should present us this amazing scene ;-)
great colors.

8 Sep 2011 6:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beginning to appreciate the scale of the place now!

8 Sep 2011 7:25am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


8 Sep 2011 7:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - the imposing scale of nature! The two-tone colour of the rock face is fascinating as well.

8 Sep 2011 8:25am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Wow, No Fear... don't these guys care about life...! great shot.

8 Sep 2011 9:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure does not look a soft place to fall !

8 Sep 2011 9:19am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You made a prudent decision, Steven, and we now have some stunning shots to enjoy.

8 Sep 2011 11:06am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

These two guys up there are like two ants ;) Fabulous sense of scale , plus your always clear and bright colors and texture !

8 Sep 2011 11:55am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

You are a wise man Mr Steve....Love this. There are SEVERAL reasons why I would not go up there: Knees, , age, knees, already spent a year getting shot at -why risk killing myself on a stupid rock, knees!

8 Sep 2011 12:20pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Looks like a great place!

8 Sep 2011 12:59pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Nice photo too. I like the blue sky and the little clouds. (Sry, for dbl post.)

8 Sep 2011 12:59pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful sense of scale Stephen! The colors and textures are magnificent with stunning clarity.

8 Sep 2011 1:37pm

klausz from Kustein, Austria

o.k. i agree with your decision and you did a great job with your camera!
otherwise ... i must be very interesting to climb up this fascinating rock! ;-)

8 Sep 2011 2:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

PS - re your highway image on 9/5 en route to Red Rocks...That, sir , is an awesome highway image! I had to crack up though because it looks like you have what appears to be a Ford F-250 Super Duty coming at you in the lane you are standing in...(looks like he is passing someone)....zoom lenses can blow the mind....I LOVE that shot man!!

8 Sep 2011 3:30pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


8 Sep 2011 3:36pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..A giant rock and what tones !! A beautiful photo !

8 Sep 2011 3:40pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great colours again, and though i see your point in not trying to scale these cliffs, too, i think i would have ventured up! (my wife always says, "must you always get to the highest and lowest and remotest ... point?!?")

8 Sep 2011 4:07pm

@franz: I did think about the view that I could have captured from the cliffs, and I thought to myself, "This would have been the time to have my Point and shoot camera with me." :-)

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Another grat picture from the area I love. Actually there is a nice hiking trail going trough Calico Hills to Sandstone Quarry. Depending where you start it make take up to 4 hours to get trough. The tricky part is to get up the hill since you are descending to the canyon and that going up. When you are on the top it is piece of cake until you will start descending again. Spring is the best time for it since it is not that hot and you will see a lot of greenery. However I wouldn't recommend this trail after rain or when snow is present on the northern part of those boulders. It is very slick! Again thanks for sharing!

8 Sep 2011 5:34pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

What really catches my attention is the great light and the fresh colors.

8 Sep 2011 5:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You got a great view from down below. Love those colors.

8 Sep 2011 6:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful. I still would not like to be climbing so high!

8 Sep 2011 8:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i like seeing the peopls

8 Sep 2011 10:48pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful landscape with equally beautiful capture...you can feel the heights up there. Excellent toning and framing.

9 Sep 2011 12:23am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic shot! the people in the photo give a great idea of scale and size of this rock!

9 Sep 2011 2:30am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Already said, but I agree that the people give it a sense of scale. Nice capture!

9 Sep 2011 1:44pm

Stefanie from France

Wow. Perfect colours; great rock; great scene!

9 Sep 2011 2:31pm