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A Western Silhouette

The snow covered San Francisco Peaks, as seen from Grand Falls.

As I've explained before (probably ad nauseum), The Peaks are

actually the jagged edges of a dormant volcano.  But we do have

the six highest points named.  In this view, one can only visualize

four of them, from left to right... Fremont, Agassiz, Humphrey's

and Abineau.  Doyle and Rees are the lowest, and hard to see

here.  Flagstaff will be at the base of the southern slope, on the

left in this shot - behind the hills of the Sunset Crater Volcanic Field.

 

A Western Silhouette

The snow covered San Francisco Peaks, as seen from Grand Falls.

As I've explained before (probably ad nauseum), The Peaks are

actually the jagged edges of a dormant volcano.  But we do have

the six highest points named.  In this view, one can only visualize

four of them, from left to right... Fremont, Agassiz, Humphrey's

and Abineau.  Doyle and Rees are the lowest, and hard to see

here.  Flagstaff will be at the base of the southern slope, on the

left in this shot - behind the hills of the Sunset Crater Volcanic Field.

 

comments (16)

Il manque les cowboys.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile None in this photo - but we've plenty of them!
A sublime scene Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: One I could stare at for a long time, Chad!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 9 Jun 2017, 01:08
The sky and mountain are lovely, Elizabeth, but it is the foreground that really attracts my eye.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love the wild grasses, too, Ray!
i like this Elizabeth... it reminds me of the foothills of the Canadian Rockies....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yeah?! Well that's pretty cool!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2017, 04:43
...sigh.... what a fabulous view, I love mountains like this, but then, and don't take this personal, we have nothing higher than a moles-hill in the Netherlands......
What makes it even special is, the flat approach to the mountains and then 'suddenly' the mountains rise from the ground high up. as in Europe we have slopes>hills>mountains, it slowly gets higher. If you know what I mean.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it, just?! And I have a great appreciation for your lovely polder, Astid! Our mountains in the west do just that. Suddenly - there they are! On the East Coast, it's more like you describe... but not nearly as high...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2017, 04:52
I love this grand view Ellie
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too, Chris! I must always be near mountains... so whenever I move to England - we have to be up north near the Lake District! smile
I remember seeing these peaks from Sedona, Elizabeth, when we rode the hot-air balloon. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh yes, you certainly would have! Love them!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jun 2017, 06:59
A glorious view and thank you for locating Flagstaff for me. Thee;s no clue that there is any habitation in the area. The peaks gleam in the sun.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think between Frank and I, you all have seen the Peaks from every angle possible! smile It was a strangely hazy, cloudy day - so I feel lucky to have any light on them at all!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2017, 08:03
This is a wonderful image, and you live a really beautiful area of the States. Tomorrow my American friend will come for visit, she lives in Cincinati.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine! We certainly do, it's as close to Paradise as I can imagine! Enjoy your visiting friend! Cincinnati is quite different from Flagstaff... and she may not even know about the mountains in Arizona. Most Americans think all of Arizona is desert! smile
I rather like the sky in this picture E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well that pleases me Yellow Bear!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: NO Silly!!!! You've seen us post photo's of our pine trees, aspens and snow!! We're at 7,000 feet (2,133.6 m) and enjoy four distinct seasons... toasty in the summer (75 - 90 f / 24 - 32 c), cool and breezy in the spring and fall (50 - 70 f / 10 - 21 c) ... with an abundance of wildflowers April through October. And below freezing in the winter.
http://elizabeth.shutterchance.com/image/2017/01/31/a-snowy-morning/

*** to be fair... I realize we do show a lot of deserty type landscapes... we enjoy traveling to those, and they're not very far! It's just that Flagstaff is as mountain - town as they come! smile
It certainly has that volcano look.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does, doesn't it! They say it could blow again... but Yellowstone will probably go first and it's gonna kill us all - so... smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jun 2017, 12:24
Can just say - what a place for Flagstaff to be - great landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a wonderful place to live! Thank you, Louis!
i like your title and your image very much, Elizabeth. you are in no danger of running out of landscapes to shoot out here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Ayush! No - it's a landscape photographer's paradise!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jun 2017, 14:57
What a scenic area you live in Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A landscape photographer's paradise!
Ah...My second home...smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes... and it's waiting patiently for your return! XOX

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