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Oak Creek Canyon

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 July 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

View of the Oak Creek Canyon below from the Oak Creek Canyon Vista Point along State Route 89A. We took this route when we drove to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Sedona, Arizona.

Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty. State Route 89A enters the canyon on its north end via a series of hairpin turns before traversing the bottom of the canyon for about 13 miles until the highway enters the town of Sedona.

If you look near the bottom left corner of this photo, you can barely make out State Route 89A where we were before making the ascent all the way up. The average elevation of Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 7,200 feet (above sea level).

Photo captured May 8, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

A view one could look at for hours and see the majesty of the world, a forest wanting to
grow so much they seem to find the mountains and the cliffs of very little hindrance, really
a refreshing view I love, 5*****'s !~

22 Jul 2013 7:05am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A very beautiful landscape in superb light. Have a nice day.

22 Jul 2013 8:07am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture with beautiful colours and light ! A very beautiful view !

22 Jul 2013 8:51am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Pity about those clouds not playing ball with you, the rest is just gorgeous with piles and masses of detail.

22 Jul 2013 9:45am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I just love the color and texture of the rock combined with those wonderful trees. The tiny glimpse of the road really shows the epic scale of the landscape.

22 Jul 2013 11:14am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

amazing view !

22 Jul 2013 11:16am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


22 Jul 2013 11:40am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

22 Jul 2013 2:29pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I remember our drive up through that canyon ... and then looking back as you did here. Thank you for refreshing my memory with your gorgeous shot!

22 Jul 2013 4:43pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I remember also our trip to these lands. Thanks.

22 Jul 2013 5:42pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Almost like a water colour, stunning image

22 Jul 2013 7:01pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

It seems a painture!! :-) Great shot with awesome, gorgeous colors.

22 Jul 2013 7:44pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful landscape! Superb colors.

22 Jul 2013 9:05pm

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

so nice landscape
so great colors

22 Jul 2013 9:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous color banding in the rocks and lovely fresh green foliage ... beautiful scene!

22 Jul 2013 10:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice. i love oak cr. canyon

22 Jul 2013 11:23pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning landscape ... the colors and the textures are spectacular !!!

22 Jul 2013 11:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! This is one of my favorites of this series Steven! The color is just outstanding. It looks like a painting!

23 Jul 2013 12:05am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Wonderful ! Fantastic details !!

23 Jul 2013 12:47am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Wow, that road way down there is so small Steven... that really puts it all into perspective! Fabulous colors. you've captured such a view in this photo. Awesome!!

23 Jul 2013 12:48am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing mosaic of colours and textures! love the clarity that you achieve in your photos!

23 Jul 2013 1:26am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That so very like areas around here. Very nice shot.

23 Jul 2013 4:27am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces violets

23 Jul 2013 8:00am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful view. Did your wife buy any jewelry? Mine has done so. ;-)

24 Jul 2013 12:17am

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Memories... by Judy aka L@dybug