August 16, 2009

Photo Challenge: A View from Above

Time for a new Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is A View from Above. Our current challenge hostess, Charmine of Travel It's Fun, picked the theme. Thank you, Charmine! For this challenge, I am featuring some aerial pictures of the Lake Powell area, near Page, Arizona. In a couple of June 2008 posts, I shared other aerial photos of this landscape and also Monument Valley.

This shows the terrain to the south of Lake Powell, upon our return from Monument Valley. The photo was taken at f/7.1 and 1/200 second.

The escarpments around the Lake Powell coastline are quite dramatic. The camera settings were f/5 and 1/320 second.

In the foreground, an inlet snakes its way toward Powell Lake. The contrast in colors between the terra cotta topography and the deep blue water is quite spectacular from the air. The photo was taken at f/8 and 1/250 second.


  1. Wow Beautiful photos! I love the Lake Poewll one!

  2. Oh My!!! I'm getting dizzy! Talk about high up!! Gorgeous country!!hughugs

  3. I have never been to Lake Powell... I've seen it from a plane just briefly, but not like this. I assume these are taken from a plane or helicopter. Aren't these amazing? Such a stark, but beautiful landscape. Fabulous shots!

  4. Yes you are right! The contrast of terra cotta and blue is perfect!


  5. Great views from up there,I espl loved the middle picture.Looks real high,thanks for joining in the fun.

  6. Gorgeous shots, Donna. You always amaze me!! :)

  7. Great photos Donna...good on you. Seems you have been to a lot of interesting places!
    So good to hear you came home from hospital and felt a little better. Do hope your knee continues to improve!
    Love and prayers continue.


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