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Red Rocks

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 July 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Red Rocks Park is a mountain park in Jefferson County, Colorado, owned by the city of Denver as part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. The park is known for its very large red sandstone outcrops.

The park was once a favorite campsite of the Ute tribe. Its earliest known name was the Garden of the Angels, reputedly given to it on July 4, 1870, by Martin Van Buren Luther, a pioneer Colorado judge. It was renamed Garden of the Titans in 1906 by famed editor John Brisben Walker when he purchased the place with proceeds from his sale of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Known however by the folk name of Red Rocks since the area was settled, it was formally given that name when Denver acquired it in 1928.

NIKON D5000 1/750 second F/4.8 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Nice photo. The shadows of the ruck give it some depth -

20 Jul 2012 7:26am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

hmmmm ! a whole world to discover ! a very good picture

20 Jul 2012 7:50am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful rocks.

20 Jul 2012 8:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderfully eroded

20 Jul 2012 9:32am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

WoW! Tonight we pray and grieve for the shooting victims and their families in Colorado. Yes, and even for the life of the man who shot and killed so many, senseless:(

20 Jul 2012 11:04am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic formations. I've always been very intrigued by these types of scenes. Lovely shot, Barbara!

20 Jul 2012 11:09am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Such wonderful formations and colors! I love your composition leading me right in!

20 Jul 2012 11:45am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic shot! The colors are so vivid and I love the shapes and texture of the rocks.

20 Jul 2012 12:00pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifiques textures et couleurs des roches. La nature est extraordinaire.))
Belle capture.

20 Jul 2012 12:31pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful capture Barbara ! Nature is just so beautiful there.
What happened in Denver yesterday was terrible... What a sad story ! All my thoughts are going to the families. Take care :)

20 Jul 2012 12:45pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb vista looking through this grand rock garden landscape. Interesting information as well.

20 Jul 2012 1:15pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Love the slant of the composition, and offshooting repeats in other directions too. Almost competes...that story of name changing. Red Rocks works for me.

20 Jul 2012 2:42pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

These are beautiful rocks with such an appealing slant. You made a fine landscape with them. The name changes was very interesting too.

20 Jul 2012 2:54pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

This is so amazing,
I enjoy, Thanks

20 Jul 2012 7:10pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Good shot Bárbara. Wonderful landscape with such a great history, very interesting explanation. I agrede with Otero visitors.... Nature is a wonder all over

20 Jul 2012 8:29pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Sorry... The machine... ;-) I agree with other visitors... Nature is a wonder all over. Thanks for sharing these scenes

20 Jul 2012 8:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!

20 Jul 2012 9:05pm

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

This is gorgeous ... and reminds me of first seeing CO's red rocks at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Denver.

Our hearts are grieving for families in Aurora who have lost members ... and thankful that our d-i-l and granddaughter were not involved.

20 Jul 2012 9:11pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very impressive sloped rock formations on this wonderful landscape !!! Excellent shot ...

20 Jul 2012 10:18pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible view captured here! I love the beautiful colors and the tilt in the strata layers of the sandstone!

20 Jul 2012 10:31pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot from Nice place :)

21 Jul 2012 9:26am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very interesting landscape and rocks formation

21 Jul 2012 2:08pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful framing. It pulls the eye into the distance.

23 Jul 2012 1:46pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nice layering :)

24 Jul 2012 1:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

striking and most appealing scenery ...

25 Jul 2012 8:12pm

1/750 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)