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Red Butte

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 5 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Beautiful country along the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway between Cooke City, Montana and Cody, Wyoming. After crossing Dead Indian Pass the road descends sharply to the dry east side, and passes this brilliant red butte.

NIKON D5000 1/125 second F/25.0 ISO 400 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that is a beautiful red. As you've probably guessed, I enjoy the red rocks a lot.

5 Mar 2012 5:21am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I've followed many a road that Chief Joseph traveled near and I can understand how his heart was broken to be taken from the land that he loved. I visited his burial site in Eastern Washington, which is in a small run down graveyard in eastern Washington. He was a great leader of the Nez Perce tribe and left an lasting legacy. You captured this beautiful landscape perfectly, the chief would be smiling.

5 Mar 2012 5:44am

@Jerry: Thanks, Jerry. I love some of the lessons Chief Joseph taught us about nature - his lasting legacy, as you said. I'm sad to hear about his burial site being run down.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A great landscape. Perfectly described.

5 Mar 2012 5:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!

5 Mar 2012 7:07am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

amazing red rock !
well done

5 Mar 2012 7:09am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Great deals on these your photo. I am quite fond of these landscapes, and drawings cause envy, best regards oivatytto:))haleja.

5 Mar 2012 7:15am

L'angevine from Angers, France

mon regard se porte sur la montagne de terre rouge

5 Mar 2012 8:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine geological statement shot . . it has the feeling it just happened recent !

5 Mar 2012 8:51am

tataray from france, France

Wow belle texture et couleur .))

5 Mar 2012 11:40am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A beaut of a butte!

5 Mar 2012 12:48pm

@CElliottUK: ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful splash of colour here Barbara! Nicely captured! ;-)

5 Mar 2012 12:56pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle vision !!

5 Mar 2012 1:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What wonderful color in this butte, and I really enjoyed Jerry's comment on Chief Joseph!

5 Mar 2012 1:37pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks, me too. Chief Joseph was amazing.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the colors and comp here. Great scenic!

5 Mar 2012 2:21pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

A beautiful frame Barbara. I have yet to drive that route. There is no end to the lovely things to see, experience and shoot.

5 Mar 2012 2:44pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful country indeed. I love the colour & the angle of all the hills.

5 Mar 2012 5:38pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing landscape. I like how the red color from this butte stands out !!! Great shot, really sharp..

5 Mar 2012 5:41pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ho amaziong is this! I had no idea about this Beautiful Butte (I know, I know, Chris already dubbed it)! Very cool though!

5 Mar 2012 6:00pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely scene

5 Mar 2012 8:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

makes me think of the magnificent Beartooth Hwy

5 Mar 2012 10:05pm

@john4jack: We had just left the Beartooth Hwy, and turned south on the Chief Joseph Hwy. They both are such awesome routes.

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful, and the white guys came and claimed it for their own:)

5 Mar 2012 10:27pm

@J.R.: And really did a lot of damage in the process too.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great colour composition! the red rock stands out very well in this landscape! beautifully taken!

6 Mar 2012 2:40am

LauraS from Chico, United States

So beautifully seen and shared, Barbara. It amazes me how much pretty country you have shared with us. You are one lucky traveler.

6 Mar 2012 3:08am

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura. One of the nice perks of being a teacher was having the summers to travel some. Now - more time, less funds! LOL

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great colour contrasts to behold, a very nice shot.

6 Mar 2012 6:25pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Beautiful scenery and very nicely captured!

6 Mar 2012 8:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

the measure of a mountain ...
love the shape and colours of this one!

7 Mar 2012 8:30pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely landscape and colors...nice capture

13 Mar 2012 12:07pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
82 mm (35mm equiv.)