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Canyon De Chelly

Canyon De Chelly
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 0:26
Viewed: 3701
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amazing rock formations seen along the "White House" Trail (2.5 mile round trip, 500 feet descent) down to the floor of Canyon De Chelly.
It is the only trail that lets you enter the canyon without a permit or an authorized Navajo guide. Though a national monument, Canyon De Chelly belongs to the Navajo Nation and is considered Sacred Land. Their people have lived there for thousands of years and continue to do so.

The trail is named after the "white house", the ruins of some ancient cliff dwellings. One of the walls had been white-washed and inscribed with "graffiti" from the 1800's. See White House and Ruins.

To get an idea of the scale, imagine yourself standing on the canyon floor. The low bushes would be about your height.

Canyon De Chelly
Canyon De Chelly (pronounced d'shay from the Navajo word "Tsegi" meaning "rock canyon") is a monument comprised of multiple canyons. Precise geological formations have been carved from two million years of water cutting through the sandstone. These deep gorges allowed humans to live uninterrupted in the area for more than 5,000 years.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-09 0:49]
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Hi ManYee
Another amazing capture of this vast beautiful land. The scale and enormity of this landscape is really mind boggling. What further astounds me is the vegetation growing all over the rocks at the most unexpected places. I am sure that should you ever try to plant a tree at such a peculiar spot, it would die within a couple of days/weeks, but when nature plants it there, it grows abundantly and seemingly uninhibited by any shortfall of soil or nutrients.
Again this composition was masterfully planned and executed to give us maximum impression of the gigantic size of these rock formations. The colours are fabulous, the details are extraordinary, and the exposure was perfect.
Very well done and TFS.

PS. Seems like you did not spend much time with the family, but that you were bundu bashing all over Arizona instead. Not that I really mind as we get the benefit by seeing the beautiful evidence of the trials.

Uitstekende en baie mooi foto my vriend. Geniet jou naweek.

Excellent capture Manyee,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hi Manyee. Amazing place this canyon.
I've been there in 1994 and it was a great experience!!


Hi Manyee
Very nice rock formations indeed. The bushes really help provide the scale of the photo and its depth. Good photo, regards

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-09 3:29]

These rock formations are indeed amazing. You have captured it well. This is a good composition which is well exposed. This good exposure ensured the fabulous colours. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-09 3:57]

Hi Manyee,
A majestic landscape very well composed and presented. As loot said, the plant grows in implausible places if Nature is the gardener. Good notes and references too.
TFS, Josť M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-09 8:05]

Great colours and interesting shapes. Very nice composition. Well done


Spectacular! amazing view! Well captured...

Hi ManYee,
Excellent landscape shot once again of these interesting sculpted rock formations.
Interesting notes as well :)
Very well done!

Hi Manyee,
Amazing layer upon layer of Red Sandstone. The textures look awesome. Colors and detail are perfect. Very dramatic landscape!

Hello Manyee,
this is a great landscape! Great sharpness, details, colours and exposure. Great POV and composition too. Thank your for posting.

Ver cool, Manyee, some more shots like this and youre in "Radu's Daredevil Club" .. :)

The texture in the fantastic capture is awesome Manyee. Great exposure! :)

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