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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 )
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Archon89 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I would like to visit Utah, it must have amazing landscapes... :D Nice photo!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Amazing image
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AsterGill Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Amazing colors. Framed perfectly.
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Bandar-Aljaber Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
beautiful
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graphicsurge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
hdr?
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kowshe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
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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Zrobway Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Spectacular image.. really amazing!
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schrick73 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Beautiful - incredible color and composition
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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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