Friday, March 07, 2014

Canyon de Chelly

On our way from Winslow to Moab we stopped at Canyon de Chelly since we were going right by. We didn't have a lot of time so we just drove the south road as far as the White House ruins viewpoint. It's quite spectacular and it would be nice to explore a bit more, although there are people living in the canyon so it's not exactly wilderness.


There were puddles from the recent rain that added an interesting visual element. The reflected blue sky contrasted with the color of the rock.


And a chance for more reflections :-)

reflection of Shelley

The White House ruins were quite impressive, even from the viewpoint. It would be nice to hike down to see them up close.

White House ruins

The layers of rock made some amazing patterns.


I like the color of the red rock, but I converted a few of my photos to black and white to emphasize the shapes and lines more.


Ansel Adams also made some black and white images of Canyon de Chelly as part of a commission by the National Park Service.

See all 13 photos as a slideshow or overview

See also Shelley's blog post