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Temple of the Sun

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 November 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I haven't forgotten you. I've been touring southern Utah, U.S.A. Traveling the backroads, some amazing sights presented themselves. This formation is in Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park. To get to it, you must ford the Fremont River and drive many miles on rough roads through an ever changing landscape of austere beauty. There is much more to come in a short while.

Capitol Reef National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such landscapes come to mind the old westerns, where John Wayne and his friends to put the bad guys in order. The stunning landscape where the living is certainly not easy.

1 Nov 2014 6:00am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Such a picturesque rock shape enhanced by the intense blue of the skies.

1 Nov 2014 7:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

1 Nov 2014 7:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This makes a fine 'taster' to a series, Steve . . I'll reserve a seat.

1 Nov 2014 7:34am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo !

1 Nov 2014 8:24am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Spectacular and beautiful mountain. I love the warm colors of this composition

1 Nov 2014 8:34am

jean pierre from paris, France

excellent!! amitiés

1 Nov 2014 8:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Juste magnifique!

1 Nov 2014 9:39am

gerard1948 from Spain

Sorry, I mixed French and English. You can throw away the first comment.
Fantastic, a magnificent landscape, the mountain is beautiful. I like a lot light and colors, the blue sky is magical and I love the red earth.
Have a good day.

1 Nov 2014 9:41am

Marym from PA, United States

Oh if I could only travel...It's wonderful that you share your beautiful images of such places...Thanks. They are always great to see.

1 Nov 2014 10:33am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Wonderful composition, the colors are beautiful

1 Nov 2014 10:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Tout ce fond dans les tons ocres quel rocher et ce herbes merveilleuse vue.

1 Nov 2014 10:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I feel a taste of Kodachrome 64 here. Suitable for the subject.

1 Nov 2014 11:14am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Very nice. Brilliant sky

1 Nov 2014 12:15pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic shot under the beautiful blue sky. Excellent framing.

1 Nov 2014 12:39pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this notable landmark formation. Excellent detail and color. It's a remarkable place to visit.

1 Nov 2014 2:56pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

stunning shot

1 Nov 2014 3:35pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

What a spectacular photo to start with! I can't wait to see more!

1 Nov 2014 4:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Looks to be worth the travel! LOVE THE RUSTY TONES

1 Nov 2014 5:40pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


1 Nov 2014 5:46pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful landscape.

1 Nov 2014 6:45pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Beautiful mountain and sky. Love this. :)

1 Nov 2014 6:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb compositon of this impressiv landscape !

1 Nov 2014 7:56pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Wonderful place and more with a pure blue sky ! superbe

1 Nov 2014 10:23pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Striking, powerful...

1 Nov 2014 10:43pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Amazingly beautiful

1 Nov 2014 10:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous scene and earthen colors! Love it!

1 Nov 2014 11:14pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent view !! This landscape really looks like your country.

2 Nov 2014 3:30am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent title :) This formation surely looks like a temple.

2 Nov 2014 4:44am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful clarity and sharpness, good composition too! i love the detail - very well taken!

2 Nov 2014 5:46am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Gorgeous place and colors, like it!

2 Nov 2014 8:29am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Nov 2014 8:37am

julie from France

Un paysage splendide ... comme dans un western ;) Bonne journée Steve !

3 Nov 2014 7:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - amazing natural wonder. Looks to be a secret place very few have set eyes on.

3 Nov 2014 9:33am

franz from Baden, Austria

the drive was obviously worth it !!!
a gorgeous image of the great southwest! looking forward to more ...

4 Nov 2014 6:29pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Your processing skills have gone to another level lately. Everything is just top notch.

14 Nov 2014 8:41am