Thursday, June 7, 2012

Desert Clouds


Along the Lasseter Highway in the Northern Territory, Australia.

The photo is not edited, that is the true colour of the sand. The oxidized iron in the soil gives the whole area its distinctive and immediately recognizable reddish glow.

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37 comments:

Ellie said...

It does look very rich doesn't it. I love the sky with all of those fluffy white clouds. Lovely pic.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah!Australia! No wonder it doesn't look like Ontario. :) The red soil is such a lovely colour.

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous color, indeed!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love the red soil, Karen, and your skies are gorgeous! I love the clouds formations that seem to go on forever and ever! Beautiful capture! Have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Joop Zand said...

Fantastic colors and lovely clouds,
it's a very nice picture Karen.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely beautiful!

Clytie said...

The rusty red color really does stand out - this is a truly outstanding shot! I love the red, yellow and blue contrasts.

thomas said...

Wow!Beautiful,desert,cloud and sky.

Carver said...

I love this shot. The clouds against the blue sky and the red tint to the earth combine gloriously.

Steffi said...

Fantastic photo for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Marion said...

Excellent!
Best regards, Marion

Gary said...

Beautiful colour isn't it? The badlands of Utah are much the same. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kim, USA said...

Such an amazing view!

Kim,USA

HansHB said...

Great post, lovely sky!

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful picture. Must be amazing to take a long, long walk. Thank you for this dream. Please have a good Friday.

Leanne said...

those clouds are amazing.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely scenery, beautiful colors and clouds!

Dianne said...

A wonderful capture with the burnished rust of the earth accentuating the beautiful clear blue skies.

Kateri said...

I just love the colors in this photo! So earthy, yet rich feeling...

LifeRamblings said...

absolutely gorgeous Karen.

Martha Z said...

I like the contrast between the wonderful blue sky and orange sand. Great image.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful contrast of colours.

Muñoz Bautista said...

Hello, I like so much your blog. Wonderful photos!
Cheers from Spain, M.B

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I'm planning (well hoping really!) to spend some more time in central / northern Australia next year. Colours like this make me sure it's a good idea.

Managed to fend off the coffee - well for a while anyway!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Les... said...

ahhh.. the colors of the outback - good capture, great memories.

gotta watch out for that red sand though - it gets in ya blood and stays a special part of you forever *VBS*

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful photo--the color is amazing. Your "soggy robin" and cardinal are great shots too. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Antonina said...

Very picturesque view!

Liva`s said...

Beautiful clouds - looks like the good weather will last :) Thank you for visiting my blog !
Greetings from Liva

Al said...

Beautiful photo! I love desert skies, this could be a shot from places I've been here in the American West.

Pearl Maple said...

That part of the country does provide the most colourful views, thanks for sharing with us

Debbie said...

such a pretty "deep" view!!

gorgeous karen...i hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely sky shot, it is such a relief to be back visiting and participating in the meme.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love the red sand, not to mention the beautiful sky!

Tricia Hays said...

That's a great sky! =)

Carole M. said...

love the strong colour contrasts in the outback

Me said...

I loved the time we spent in the Northern Territory. This photo brings back great memories.

Beyond Wandering said...

This is such a beautiful image, Karen. The red/orange sand is amazing!