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Desert Paradise by michaelanderson Desert Paradise by michaelanderson
There are endless secrets hidden in the labyrinth of canyons that make up the remote Escalante area of Utah. When you start hiking at a seemingly random pullout on a dirt road in a plain of sage, there is no indication of the magical landscape that awaits a few hours away. The plain slowly gives way to shallow washes that dig deeper into the colored bedrock and then the first green cottonwoods appear along with small bubbling springs. The waters gather into a clear rushing stream and the walls begin to loom much higher, overhanging and sheltering the canyon from the desert sun. The river comes alive as the water flows over this small cascade near the deepest part of the canyon. Explore the canyon country! Paradise is out there, somewhere in those deep canyons beyond the sandstone horizon.
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Desert Paradise by *michaelanderson Michael Anderson's work really needs no introduction, he is quite a very accomplished photographer, having work published many times in several magazines, and this shot REALLY just does it for me, an amazing and perfect capture in just about every way possible, the color so amazingly vivid...one look through this photographer's gallery will leave you completely speechless and breathless, not to mention inspired! ( Featured by kkart )
:iconarchon89:
I would like to visit Utah, it must have amazing landscapes... :D Nice photo!
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augenweide Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconjazzhead:
Amazing image
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:iconastergill:
Amazing colors. Framed perfectly.
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graphicsurge Feb 26, 2011
hdr?
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:iconkowshe:
I grew up in this area, but I must say, this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen taken from the Escalante area! Stunning, absolutely stunning!
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:iconzrobway:
Spectacular image.. really amazing!
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:iconschrick73:
Beautiful - incredible color and composition
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:iconalexander-photograph:
I love how you got the water/ waterfalls to look like that. Whenever I do anything like that it usualy comes up to dark or way to exposed... anytips for a rookie? BTW beautiful landscape, love the photograph.
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