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Hoodoo Photo

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 3 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday...

Mike getting a photo of one of the small hoodoo formations in the Bisti Wilderness of New Mexico. We felt like we were alone, exploring an alien planet. Um...wait, we were alone. Where were the little green men?

Road Trip #12

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/22.0 ISO 400 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

Christine from Iseste, France

joli désert et j'aime beaucoup ce caillou plat posé sur un autre.

3 Apr 2012 6:24am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice
Has a good shot

3 Apr 2012 7:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Surreal landscape.........

3 Apr 2012 7:52am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful photo . Superb composition.

3 Apr 2012 9:21am

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Wonderful place and nice composition!

3 Apr 2012 10:35am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

An alien dinette set?

3 Apr 2012 11:29am

@Julie L. Brown: I think so. ;-)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

You chased them off just to get a shot?

3 Apr 2012 11:56am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

oui une impression de planète inconnue et sublime !! belle image.

3 Apr 2012 12:35pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fantastic. This looks like such a wonderful place. I'd like to go there sometime.

3 Apr 2012 2:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh for heavens sake!! Would you look at that! How amazing is that..I shall dub this the "HooDoo Cocktail Table!" in the middle f the Bisti Wilderness...and Mr. Thomas bowing in reverence to the "HoodDoo Cocktail Table"....."All Hail Plankton" (see Spongebob Squarepants)...Love this one :-)

3 Apr 2012 2:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: I almost titled it "worshiping the whoodoo" but was afraid someone might think I was serious. ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

PS - on a more serious note, I missed a TON of your shots so I went back...very cool and SO very interesting - I really must go there one day - Thanks so much for your tremendous shots, Barbara :-)

3 Apr 2012 2:54pm

Joyce from United States

snicker snort. Sherpa is hoodoo? Who do you shoot? snicker giggle.

3 Apr 2012 3:04pm

STEED from D, France

Wow !!!!!!!!! Superb Picture .....

3 Apr 2012 3:30pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


3 Apr 2012 3:48pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Maybe you should not look for little green men, but for moving rock formations....? Happy ST.

3 Apr 2012 3:49pm

@LauraS: That's who was moving the rock formations. ;-)

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is interresting and was it hot ?

3 Apr 2012 4:27pm

@Marjolein: It was not that hot when we were there a few weeks ago in March, but it gets very hot in the summer.

RBL from Oxford, United States

That's a fantastic capture, he is a nice contrast against the terrain and a very cute story. Have a great day :)

3 Apr 2012 5:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

that's not a hoodoo, that's a picnic table provided by the national park service !!!
(i guess the little green men all wear camouflage or they would stick out like the sore thumb in this desert ... ;-))

3 Apr 2012 5:52pm

@franz: Well, it did seem like some of the formations moved around when we were not looking! LOL I think the national park people forgot the umbrella for shade!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful capture for this Silly Tuesday Barbara! May the force be with you!!! ;-)))

3 Apr 2012 6:13pm

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

I like seeing Mike in the image, for scale ... and that little hoodoo looks like it's a waiting stool!

3 Apr 2012 8:17pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Stunning and beautiful formations. Strange place.

3 Apr 2012 8:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific. happy st

3 Apr 2012 8:30pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderfully unique landscape !

3 Apr 2012 8:51pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is really an Alice in Wonderland kind of place!
Hope you are OK....Heard the weather today was a bit on the scary side!
(hope you're off taking wonderful photos someplace where there are no tornadoes!)

3 Apr 2012 10:53pm

@Tracy: Thanks for checking, Tracy. Yes, we are OK, but it was definitely scary for awhile. Mike saw it from his car as he rushed home but nothing touched down in our neighborhood. Did your sister have anything over in her area?

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful composition, excellent capture !!!

3 Apr 2012 11:00pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Great shot! I wonder what was conjured up on that table??

4 Apr 2012 12:00am

@B.Sully: Looks just the right size and shape for pizza, I think. ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Unbelievable rock formations! Great find!

4 Apr 2012 1:46am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Excellent capture...

9 Apr 2012 4:49pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

what fun place; cup of tea, anyone?

11 Apr 2012 12:24am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very good take! Good composition of a unique kind of landscape discovered by a Man with a camera!

12 Apr 2012 10:50am

1/160 second
ISO 400
72 mm (35mm equiv.)