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the Unique Beauty of Erosion
Posted By: Bob Harris, 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM

I'm starting to go through some more of our Valley of Fire photos and thought these might be a good introduction to the park area.

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some interesting and amazing formations alright, I like the "elephant", what a great place to explore, there must be something around every corner!
cheers.
We enjoyed our stay here CC, we spent a full 3 days, just relaxing and exploring areas that we hadn't paid much attention to in the past.

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I recognize Elephant Rock. You are tempting me to go back there in a few weeks, though I may not have the time amid my other plans.
Kyle, the photo that is first shown is not the same elephant rock that you take the hike to view, here is the "advertised" elephant rock. The first one I posted is on the 2 mile gravel road and resembles the animal better I think.
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Nice Bob! I check every evening to see what you're posting and I'm never disappointed! it's fun following along....
I still have quite a few areas to post Will, but now we are sitting on our butts in Pahrump Nevada for a couple months, so I may have to just post pics of dirt in a couple of weeks.
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Thanks very much for the tip Bob. We will certainly get out there, probably in November. But first, Yosemite next week... never been there in the fall before.
I remember my first visit to Yosemite with parents, I will never forget that call from up top the mountain, "Let The Fire Fall", man what a sight, seeing the burning logs tumble down the face of the mountain.

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Extraordinary formations and so well captured
You just can't beat sandstone Bruce, lots of odd formations. Isn't erosion wonderful
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Mother nature is amazing when you see creations like these that only took millions of years to create.They are a nice find Bob and your images are worth the it in red dust.Keep them comin' mate.
thanks so much for the kind words, I read that once a blow hole occurs the erosion factor almost doubles. It would be interesting to visit here in a million years to compare the formations. I think I better find something else to wait for
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Excellent I see an Elephant , a Termite Nest , some skeletons - great series Bob.
If you have a couple of drinks you will really see some unusual figures here Dave
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Mother nature is so amazing. Great captures Bob.
that's for sure Susan and every place is just a little different from the other. Like you say, so much to see, so little time.

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Great shots!

Jim
Jim, lots of geology here, I know you would enjoy visiting the area.
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love those colors of those inimitable formations.... still in awe of what was created eons ago... dave m
I'm with you Dave on that, but I sure wouldn't of wanted to be around when all the upheaval occurred.
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Have only had a brief visit to this park; you are certainly whetting the apetite for a longer return visit.
that's what is nice about our schedule, or not having one I guess, is to be able to stay for longer periods of time
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Kyle, the photo that is first shown is not the same elephant rock that you take the hike to view, here is the "advertised" elephant rock. The first one I posted is on the 2 mile gravel road and resembles the animal better I think.
Ah, did not know about that one. I thught it looked a bit heavier :-) I'm not up for that hike as I have another one or two in the works.
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Ah, did not know about that one. I thought it looked a bit heavier :-) I'm not up for that hike as I have another one or two in the works.
funny thing is Kyle, we took the hike to elephant rock and once we finally got to it, we were only about 20 feet from the paved road. All we had to do is park the car on the side of the road and walk 20 feet to see it instead of stumbling over the poorly marked trails. Live and learn as they say
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Especially last one is so great. Thank you for sharing.
I can't imagin those rocks were eroded by wind and sand.

Do you have a Polarized filter,Bob?
Rock's red color and blue sky would be thicker.
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Especially last one is so great. Thank you for sharing.
I can't imagin those rocks were eroded by wind and sand.

Do you have a Polarized filter,Bob?
Rock's red color and blue sky would be thicker.
Yes, these were all shot with a filter in use, I actually toned the rock color down because it was overly bright I thought. It's a wonderful area to visit and explore, glad you enjoyed the photos. Bob
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