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Horseshoe Bend Sunrise

By TonyA
Tamed by the Glen Canyon Dam, the emerald-green Colorado River makes a gigantic bend more than a thousand feet below the overlook, swinging first to the east, then curving back to the west. It's a spectacular place, where shadows shift by the minute and new details drift constantly into your awareness.

Standing at the ledge is quite imposing and better seen large where you can see the camping tents at the foot. You can only get to the bottom by boat.

Tags: Usa General Sunrise Us Arizona Horseshoe Meander Landscape and travel Horseshoe bend

Voters: Camairish, User_Removed, KevinGoodchild and 89 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
24 Feb 2007 9:19AM
This is absolutely stunning photography Tony.Superb colour and composition.
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 9:24AM
Just amazing Antonio - love the wonderful colours yet again, and the fabulous formations.
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 9:25AM
I do enjoy 'travelling the world' with you Tony. This is another cracker.
MarkT 16 119 2 England
24 Feb 2007 9:27AM
Magical shot and place, what a view.

24 Feb 2007 9:35AM
Wonderful photo, great colours.
SamGillespie 14 94 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 9:53AM
Wow, what a cracker! Love the golden light.
24 Feb 2007 9:56AM
pfew... I had lost the urge to see the world, but these photos make me want to travel and see places
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Feb 2007 10:06AM
Holy Macaroon!!
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 10:12AM
My flabber is well and truly ghasted
martin.w Plus
18 603 28 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 10:12AM
You really have that standing on the edge feeling in the large version!!
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
24 Feb 2007 10:28AM
WOW, this is just awesome....

User_Removed 14 16 England
24 Feb 2007 10:48AM
The form and textures are wonderful, but that light on the skyline.....Wow!!!
Phil_D 14 81 Scotland
24 Feb 2007 10:53AM
Awesome - with an american accent of course!!!

John_Horner 15 12 2 England
24 Feb 2007 11:05AM
Great use of that lens here Tony. Wonderful colours.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
24 Feb 2007 11:11AM
absolutely stunning
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 11:15AM
Stunning photography. I am lost for words Antonio - simply superb.
kengreen 16 16 Sweden
24 Feb 2007 11:31AM
Really nice. I like the lihting effect created by the sunrise.
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
24 Feb 2007 12:07PM
Hola Antonio.
I see you'r fully back on stage.!
Really excellent photograph.!
You wanna make me to 'have a look' down there aswel. Superb.!
I come back to your former shots, lateron.
Saludos. (my Spanish is improved by now)lol
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
24 Feb 2007 12:16PM
Happy Rc-- A stunning image-- once again-- A pleasure to view! Jennnnnnn
looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 12:33PM
Stunning scenery and compo etc.
well done
looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 12:36PM
Stunning scenery and compo etc.
well done it certainly blew my socks off!

Eres un maestro! sin duda.
BertC Plus
14 29 Malta
24 Feb 2007 12:47PM
Superb capture Tony ... fab work.
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
24 Feb 2007 2:05PM
Excellent shot and nice contrast. Love it!

AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
24 Feb 2007 2:14PM
Superb colours and light.
Most excellent comp.

24 Feb 2007 3:29PM
fabulous colours and a brilliant composition. i can't stop looking at it!
HarryStan 16 50 Australia
24 Feb 2007 4:24PM
Stunning shot, well controlled exposure...
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
24 Feb 2007 4:31PM
Hi Antonio,
This is a wonderful image,love how the lighting hits off the sandstone cliffs,colours in the sky,detail,water,shadows,textures,absolutely stunning work.Take care.AnnSmile
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 5:54PM
Beautiful light lovely detail and perspective lovely tones and composition.
TonyA 16 11 Spain
24 Feb 2007 6:30PM
Thanks a lot everybody. I've been away most of the day and I am flattered by so many great comments.

Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 9:02PM
Whoa !!! absolutely, gobsmackingly out of this world - where to I start, composition, light, clarity, crispness, DOF etc etc.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 11:45PM
Breathtaking scene, colours and shot Tony.

Nic_WA 16 179 2 Australia
25 Feb 2007 12:00AM
It looks like something out of an animated film (ie: someone's imagination)...isn't nature wonderful! Fantastic capture.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2007 10:28AM
what a very intresting shot, so beautiful.
excellent light, colours, detail and depth.

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2007 10:50AM
I've been looking at this for ages.....I've never seen such a place before! Beautiful capture, the colours and detail are stunning.

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
25 Feb 2007 12:28PM
Absolutely amazing !

DYankee 15 6 United States
25 Feb 2007 12:36PM
Another stunning view of the southwest!
Dawn Smile
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
25 Feb 2007 2:58PM
Awesome! I can understand why people stop to get this view,the colours are amazing.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
25 Feb 2007 3:59PM
Brilliant shot, this is gorgeous! Spot on! Click!!!

ElmsArt 14 82 1 Scotland
25 Feb 2007 11:24PM
OW WOW!! Amazing photography.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
26 Feb 2007 12:21PM
ian walker 16 717 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 9:07PM
thats a long way downSmile
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 9:31PM
Another fantastic shot,again the colours are wonderful.

AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Feb 2007 4:40PM
Stunning shot
paul_indigo 17 259 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 11:44AM
Looks like you hit all the top spots. Superb light. Really well photographed.
Camairish 15 1.4k Scotland
15 Mar 2007 1:38PM
I've seen this photographed many times - rarely with the impact this shot has, excellent work again,

HectorRivera 13 17 1 United States
24 Nov 2007 9:58PM
The desert can be sckery, ugly and extremely beautiful at the same time. Nice work.
Ian-Jones 17 133 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:02AM
Belated congrats on all your US stuff - I was impressed with the different view points. This one's my personal favourite though since it defintely makes me want to go back!

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