The town of Sedona, Arizona is known for its red sandstone rock formations.  They are said to glow the most brilliant red and orange colors when the rising or setting sun hits them, but our recent visit included a heavy cloud cover at sunset.  Fortunately, I got some decent daytime shots of the rocks.  I couldn’t pick a favorite between the two shots below.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?

Red Rocks 1_edited-1

Red Rocks of Sedona Photo #1.  

Red Rocks 2_edited-1

Red Rocks of Sedona Photo #2.  

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  1. I would pick #1. I was there one summer and the rocks were a beautiful red color. It is such a beautiful place.

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    • Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I’m so glad we took the day to go up to Sedona that Sunday. It was gorgeous!

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  2. i would go for Number 1. I remember this place being kind of magical when I was there twice in 1999. on my bucket list of places I must visit again!

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  3. Contrarian here: #2.

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  4. #1 for sure! The colours are so rich – I love it!

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    • Thanks, Loony! I love the way you can see the earth/dirt that’s the same color as the sandstone in that first shot.

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  5. I have to go for #2 as well. I love the color and composition; makes ME feel balanced. Mystical, magical to say the least.

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  6. I can’t pick a favorite, both photos are stunning, but now you have reminded me I need to dig out the photos I took of this area with my ***gasp*** film camera a few years ago and scan in the prints. Isn’t it an unbelievably gorgeous area?

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  7. I like both of them because you have a different perspective. When were you in Sedona? I live just down the road, and my cocker spaniel and I did a “photo excursion” back in October. I was fortunate to get some great skies with magnificent storm clouds. I was frustrated when I got back home and saw the mistakes I’d made and I write about them in this and subsequent posts.

    http://monahoward.com/2012/10/14/my-lesson-in-shooting-landscape-1/

    I look forward to seeing more of your shots of Arizona.

    The next time your come to Phoenix, let me know. I’d love to show you some more places that are pretty cool to shoot.

    ~Mona

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    • Dear Mona, I just looked at the post you shared, and it’s just GORGEOUS! I’m so far behind, but I do have some more shots of Arizona to share over the next few days. I’m not sure when I’ll be there next, but I’m sure to return since my sister lives there. I’d LOVE your tips on places nearby to go shoot. Didn’t you post photos of statues that are built into street signs/a neighborhood near you about a year ago? I’d LOVE to see that area!

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  8. I think I’ll go for the first one because of the red trail leading us in. 🙂

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  9. Wow this was a hard one… I think I like the last one the best because I like the light hitting that one mountain. I just love the layers of red on the sides of the mountains! So beautiful 😀

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