Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Cleared for Takeoff

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 15 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Devil's Fire
Part of The Great American West series.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful formation, great shot.

15 Aug 2010 5:53am

Cosmin from Bucharest, Romania

this is a piece of wood?

15 Aug 2010 6:44am

@Cosmin: It's stone eroded by wind, water, freezing and thawing.

k@ from Paris, France

Like a weapon, what a sharp rock and those sunny colors are really amazing, like a tan skin of some mythological God (here of war, maybe). Have a great sunday, my dear, no posting for me today (love to pause sometimes and enjoy others page just for my pleasure. Thanks for yours).

15 Aug 2010 6:53am

jpla from Anjou, France

C'est le travail de l'érosion ? Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche.

15 Aug 2010 7:19am

@jpla: Yes, it is.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great figure, one can imagine a ship bow in stone!

15 Aug 2010 7:25am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful subject and treatment, good color Well with you.

15 Aug 2010 9:04am

Florence from Paris, France

A very futurist spac craft indeed Steve ! What an incredible shape !

15 Aug 2010 9:09am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

A great angle - a fascinating formation...

15 Aug 2010 9:25am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great color and shape!

15 Aug 2010 9:39am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Like k@ says, it's like a weapon!!! What a powerful angle and composition... beautiful presentation, Steve!:-)

15 Aug 2010 11:59am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great expressiv shot

15 Aug 2010 12:13pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful composition, tones and texture Steve....great shot!

15 Aug 2010 12:29pm

Don from spokane, United States

This piece of sculpted earth is simply remarkable for its shape and color.
Fantastic shot.

15 Aug 2010 12:41pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


15 Aug 2010 2:21pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very interesting capture :)

15 Aug 2010 2:24pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I agree with Paco... Incredible... beautiful framed....

15 Aug 2010 3:18pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love these rock formations--I see a horse and carriage storming ahead.

15 Aug 2010 4:07pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

It has an alien look to it, like the kind of terrain they would use in a space movie ala older Star Trek!

15 Aug 2010 4:46pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot..
Well spotted formation and it does look ready for take off...

15 Aug 2010 4:55pm

Marie LC from France

These torn rocks are very impressive and beautiful

15 Aug 2010 5:00pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great shot of this fragment. I love how you framed it as an object.

15 Aug 2010 7:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Another incredible rock formation.

15 Aug 2010 8:13pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow I'll say. This looks like the "machine guns" from Star Wars...I wonder if that is what inspired them? This is incredible! Good one, Steve.

15 Aug 2010 9:02pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Which strange characters quietly settled down there ! they are going to roast in the sun :)

15 Aug 2010 9:25pm

Catherine Moore from South Korea

Great title and composition ^^

15 Aug 2010 11:51pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

well presented

16 Aug 2010 2:22am

Becky from los angeles, United States

just beautiful! love the color - wow. It really does look like it is ready to take off!

16 Aug 2010 3:38am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An incredible rock. Cheers for this find

16 Aug 2010 4:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5********

16 Aug 2010 4:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I like the imagination here.. beatiful shot.

16 Aug 2010 8:01am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such amazing patterns nature has crafted and so well captured

17 Aug 2010 1:21am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent work. The lighting is superb! I like the 3D feel this has.
PS: nice frame :)

17 Aug 2010 3:43am

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

did a little eye-squinting and i see a dog's head. the dog is barking towards the sun. :)

17 Aug 2010 8:45am

moana from France

Impressing, very beautiful colors, magnificent picture !

17 Aug 2010 8:48am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Very cool formation! How beautiful mother nature decides to make things :)

17 Aug 2010 9:32pm

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

I checked before and also after this ... amazing . We are living in a very interesting world .. same places but very far from each other ..

13 Feb 2017 6:20am