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Silica Dome

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

From a nearby sign:

The sandstone formations that are so prominent in the Valley of Fire are made of sand grains that are almost pure silica. This huge dome is the finest example in the area of such a deposit. The change from white to red in the base of the done occurs where small quantities of iron in the rock produces a rust-like stain.

Photo captured June 20, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/321 second F/9.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

grait details you've captured here.

13 Oct 2011 5:35am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

I've been there. And definitely a photographer's paradise ... but don't take too much family with you otherwise you miss the best photo ops :) great shot!

13 Oct 2011 7:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Your colours and textures are superb in this series!

13 Oct 2011 7:24am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

your shot is so real in specific details, great capture

13 Oct 2011 7:31am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent texture and light.. great shot.

13 Oct 2011 7:50am

Florence from Paris, France

Looks like sulphur somehow ! Or curry powder !! :-)

13 Oct 2011 9:17am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

I miss blue and orange ;)
Great texture !

13 Oct 2011 11:20am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great series.

13 Oct 2011 12:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really beautiful textures and details you've captured here and an excellent bit of information you've given us. Well done Steven!

13 Oct 2011 1:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Like a landscape of sponge toffee. Incredible texture in your detail-rich image.

13 Oct 2011 2:45pm

Amirossen from mashhad, Iran

i love the hardness of your shot
the color is graet

13 Oct 2011 2:45pm

Amirossen from mashhad, Iran

great by the way :))))

13 Oct 2011 2:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ralph is so right, Steven....this is wonderful series...your images never fail to inspire, teach, and entertain, all at once!!

13 Oct 2011 3:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very impressive jumble of rocks and shattered strata ... a very inspiring series indeed!

13 Oct 2011 5:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous landscape with great texture and color. I want to visit here some day!

13 Oct 2011 9:12pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Well detailed of this landscape and a very dangerous angle out there. Great shot.

13 Oct 2011 10:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This looks like a huge pile of sulfur given that nice yellow color. Beautiful!

13 Oct 2011 11:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful textures. fine tones

14 Oct 2011 12:14am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW! Love the textures and light in this wonderful composition!!!

14 Oct 2011 1:54am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely golden palette

15 Oct 2011 9:08am