Thursday, November 4, 2010

Colorado National Monument

I have a couple similar shots...I waited for the clouds to pass because I thought I wanted a clear sky, but I think I actually like the clouds hanging around. But then again..hmm, I'm indecisive. I like the black and white with the clouds, the color version without. Either way, probably my favorite shot from this spot. Skywatch Weekend in Black and White Scenic Sunday Shadow Shot

37 comments:

Barb said...

I was just there last week - perhaps we crossed paths...I like the B & W with the clouds. Looks like weather is moving in. We hiked in Echo Canyon.

Tricia said...

Clear or clouds, it's beautiful!

Woody said...

Tough call with the clouds!! I'd be inclined to get both so I can waiver back and forth for months :-) I'm lovin' the stump in the foreground.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, Jill! Love your composition! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Exceptional~

Marka said...

'tis always hard to choose the "best" photograph from such a series. Great photo!

Janie said...

The B& W is very stark, like the scenery. I think it works well.

Y. Ikeda said...

I like the piece of dead tree in front. Yea, it was worth waiting until the sky gets clear!

Marites said...

it's beautiful! with or without clouds..it's really well-taken.

uberrhund said...

Striking setting in black and white!

RuneE said...

Let the clouds hang there - they look great.

Carver said...

I like the way the clouds look like smoke coming out from the rock formation. Great shot.

Gunnar said...

Very nice, and I would have the cloads.

Greyscale Territory said...

The touch of cloud shape seems to enhance the feeling that this is a sacred place!

REJEN said...

Such a beatyful picture...

webruci said...

Amazing! ...and you are right, is better with clouds!

Kitty said...

I like the clouds, but I think it'd be equally good without. I suppose it depends on your mood! What I really like is the twisted, gnarly trunk.

Mona Sweden said...

Excellent shot! I'd choose the clouds. I like them.

Kebeni said...

great shot. Love the shadow

Carolyn Ford said...

What a great place this must be. I have wondered what the Colorado Monument was...thank you, now I know. I think I am partial to the clouds in the sky. They add a little more drama to the photo. And, this is quite cool in b&w!

Ann said...

amazing how weathering have not eroded the monument. Is it because it is made of different rocks?

cat said...

I really like the photo with the clouds there :) It's great in b & w.

Francisca said...

The light white clouds add a little extra contrast to this stark b&w image. Nice.

Ralph said...

No sculptor could invent such a beauty. But nature can and does! The rough terrain does have a beauty of its own. The B&W showcases this rock wonderfully...

Quilt Works said...

Fantastic shot - in style of Ansel Adams - you did a great job capturing the grandeur and the beauty.

@nemonen said...

I love the clouds in your photo. It makes it more interesting. You have succeded in the shades in the photo. Soft and the contrasts are perfect.

frayedattheedge said...

I like the cloud - I think it adds atmosphere to the study.

NatureFootstep said...

I think the clouds are good in this photo. :)

Leah said...

It looks beautiful! You should also enter this on the Black and White Weekend meme.. Nice shot. =)

Here's mine.
http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/11/hibiscus.html

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

Elephant Ears' Shadows

Irene said...

It's so lovely .... wish you a great Sunday!

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shot!

LauraX said...

such interesting deep shadows here!

BLOGitse said...

Stylish shot,
have a great week ahead!

Halina said...

Terrific capture! I like the composition and piece of dead tree in front.
Regards Halina

Dragonstar said...

I'm sorry I'm so late visiting - a very busy weekend!

I like this. I think the softness of the clouds enhances the rock texture, paticularly in black and white.

Kcalpesh said...

Mysterious Monochrome...

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