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Goblin Valley

By CraigBill    
Goblin Valley is a relatively small area that showcases hundreds of intricately eroded rocks. Just walking among these sculpted sandstone formations gives you a feeling of exploring another planet.

The unusual stone shapes in Goblin Valley result from the weathering of sandstone. They consist of debris eroded from older highlands and redeposited on a former tidal flat of alternating layers of sandstone, siltstone and shale. The surrounding rocks show evidence of being near an ancient sea with the dynamic flow of tides and tidal channels that directed currents back to the sea and coastal sand dunes.

During my short visit to Goblin Valley, I was able to observe the changing light and shadows that drastically change the landscape from hour to hour - resulting in totally unique and sometimes challenging exposure dilemmas.

“Goblin Valley” is one of my favorite panoramic images from that area, as it captures crazy foreground formations as well as completely different ones in the background.

Tags: Utah Panoramic Pano Southwest Hoodoo Landscape and travel Goblin valley

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19 Apr 2020 3:23AM
Great landscape....where is the Goblin Valley?

Peter
19 Apr 2020 3:54AM

Quote:Great landscape....where is the Goblin Valley?

Peter



It is in Southeastern Utah, USA. Fun to hike...
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4169 Canada
19 Apr 2020 5:07AM
Ive seen hoodoos, a little like these but these are so unique.
richmowil Plus
11 413 2 England
19 Apr 2020 8:01AM
Impressive and interesting!! Excellent Image!
FabioKeiner 7 111 1 Austria
19 Apr 2020 8:22AM
excellentissimo
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 9:19AM
Fascinating and very beautiful.

Phil.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 699 England
19 Apr 2020 12:02PM
A fine shot Bill, fabulois shapes.
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
19 Apr 2020 3:05PM
Top quality work; pic and narrative. Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
19 Apr 2020 5:41PM
Fantastic location !!
Ron
Owdman Plus
4 6 15 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2020 10:02AM
Lovely image though difficult to work out scale! Are they 10ft high or 100ft high?
Norm

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