Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Sunrise at Cathedral Gorge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 July 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

On a visit to the desert wonders of southern Utah, I decided to drive to the eastern edge of Nevada to visit this place of weathered formations. The material being sculpted by wind and water erosion is our old friend bentonite. You've seen several examples, on these pages, of that clay/weathered volcanic ash blend that soaks up lots of water when it rains becoming very sticky and slick.

It was dark and very cold when I arrived at this overlook before sunrise. I poked around in the dark to find a spot see the sunrise.

Cathedral Gorge
Eastern Nevada, USA

yoshimiparis from France

nature can offer us sumptuous paintings Excellent shooting

7 Jul 2018 5:05am

Anne from France

Fantastiques couleurs.

7 Jul 2018 5:10am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium


7 Jul 2018 5:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great, somewhat ghoulish atmosphere. The color of the light is beautiful.

7 Jul 2018 5:17am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Extraordinaire point de vue.

7 Jul 2018 5:19am

badtgv from provence, France


7 Jul 2018 6:11am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique tout simplement !!

7 Jul 2018 6:25am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Utah is a magnificent state which I discovered in 1973 I crossed there 3 weeks with the discovery also of the Colorado

7 Jul 2018 6:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une magnifique prise

7 Jul 2018 6:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's marvelous !!!

7 Jul 2018 7:56am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Magnifique paysage et cette palette de teintes est vraiment magique.
Bonne journée Steve

7 Jul 2018 9:11am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique coucher de soleil j'adore

7 Jul 2018 10:32am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Really spectacular and it looks like X really does mark the spot.

7 Jul 2018 10:59am

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful image that catches the morning twilifght. Excellent exposure.

7 Jul 2018 1:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. This is spectacular!

7 Jul 2018 1:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ciel et vue ce tacade ces couleur et la roche en premier plan splendide
Belle soirée

7 Jul 2018 2:00pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

EXCELLENT. I like it very much.

7 Jul 2018 5:59pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Fabulous composition and colors !

7 Jul 2018 7:26pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

My goodness what a fantastic vista...

7 Jul 2018 8:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent view! This is gorgeous. I love the colors from the sun and the beautiful rock. A fabulous composition!

8 Jul 2018 12:41am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Amazing landscape!

8 Jul 2018 6:57am

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent view. Wonderful light and colours. Gorgeous. :)

8 Jul 2018 4:54pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Beautiful staircase of color and light

8 Jul 2018 10:55pm

Elaheh . Ƹl¡ from Montreal, Canada

So exquisite!

9 Jul 2018 2:46am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

top 5*

9 Jul 2018 6:52am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


9 Jul 2018 1:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, wow, wow

the color palette is majestic !

9 Jul 2018 4:21pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Well - what can I say... can't really go wrong with a view like that hey Steve...!

13 Jul 2018 8:28pm