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Comanche Point...

                                ... Stands Tall in the Sun

 

At 7,000 feet (about the same as Flagstaff's elevation), Comanche Point is the tallest "wave" of the Palisades of the Desert, which lines the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon.  The Marble platform stretches beyond to the Echo Cliffs.  And looming in the distance, 87 miles away, standing at over 10,000 feet is the Sacred Navajo Mountain.

 

Comanche Point...

                                ... Stands Tall in the Sun

 

At 7,000 feet (about the same as Flagstaff's elevation), Comanche Point is the tallest "wave" of the Palisades of the Desert, which lines the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon.  The Marble platform stretches beyond to the Echo Cliffs.  And looming in the distance, 87 miles away, standing at over 10,000 feet is the Sacred Navajo Mountain.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jul 2019, 01:05
I especially like the colouts you have captured, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ray!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Jul 2019, 01:33
the word "stunning" immediately comes to mind
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Sherri! Much appreciated!
It can take your breath away Elizabeth, sometimes literally smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Absolutely!
C'est superbe dans la lumière du soleil.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a lovely sight!! Thank you, Martine!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2019, 06:25
I love this colour and I'm awed by the scale of it all
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Chris...It is awesome for sure!
Fascinant !!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2019, 07:10
This is again so fabulous, Elizabeth. I love the warm glow and the warm colours here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Astrid!!
I don't know when you took this, Elizabeth, but I love the patch of snow.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was back in March! Spring was still a few months off... smile
Comanche point conjours up images of old western movies
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed it should!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jul 2019, 08:03
A very red look to the rocks today.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The color changes moment by moment.... but red tends to be a predominant color.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2019, 10:21
I always marvel at the fact that there are places on land, where you can see as far as 87 miles. Looking at your picture I can imagine that the canyon once was a huge lake with some islands.
Great picture.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I should think there re these places in Africa?
It is easy to imagine that! I had a short narrative on my photo yesterday:
https://elizabeth.shutterchance.com/image/2019/07/11/the-great-divide/
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jul 2019, 12:00
What a magic, warm light - the rocks seem to be endless.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Philine!
Wonderful that you were able to catch the sacred Navajo mountain so far in the distance, Elizabeth. This is another one of your breathtaking shots of the Canyon.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Beverly! It's often too hazy to really see the mountain very well - so I was pleased with this!
What an amazing picture, this time two of your countries famous landmarks in one shot, well done.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Brian! It's often too hazy to photograph the mountain from here - so I was pleased!
Interesting how each bank or cape has different types of sandstone.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You might like this article about the layers...
https://sedimentology.uconn.edu/2017/01/25/the-grand-canyon-from-the-sediment-perspective/#
Bit of a long walk to the mountain smile Lovely sunlit shot, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Just a bit... across a desert and the Colorado River... Hmmmm.... Thanks so much, Tom!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jul 2019, 19:51
Lovely layering and colour
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Anne!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 Jul 2019, 22:42
Such an incredible shot! Are those little snow patches?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Bonnie! Yes ma'am.... March snow.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 15 Jul 2019, 03:24
Gorgeous color, strata and textures captured in this shot!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven!!

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