Utah’s rocky deserts – I

One morning in Utah’s rocky desert-land. The dry land watching the sun on its way up. And catching some early morning light. And my lens was busy catching the...
One morning in Utah’s rocky desert-land.
The dry land watching the sun on its way up.
And catching some early morning light.
And my lens was busy catching the landscape catching the light.
These pictures are from a moving train.
Utah’s dry side, its canyons and rock forms and all, was like a grand treat for my eyes and my camera. And the morning light that shone on the landscape made it a grander.
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56 Comments on this post.
  • rupam sarma
    6 April 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Amazing view and clicks

    • dNambiar
      6 April 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you, Rupam.
      And yeah, the views really were amazing.

  • Andrea Priebe
    6 April 2015 at 3:03 pm

    How cool that you were able to catch these great shots from a moving train, but how sad that the train is moving. Hope you were able to stop in Utah and take in some of it's wonderful parks. It is truly one of our most beautiful states. You caught some awesome light here … nice job.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 10:45 am

      I got to see only the tip of the iceberg, Andrea. I'm definitely going to go see more of Utah in some time. What little I saw of it was beautiful. Can't wait to go see the rest.

      Thank you so much, Andrea. These were scenes I woke up to one morning. It was such a gorgeous start. 🙂

  • marsha
    6 April 2015 at 5:15 pm

    lovely shots of the light

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 10:45 am

      Thank you Marsha.
      I'm coming to see your light pictures, soon.

  • Alok singhal
    6 April 2015 at 9:54 pm

    It doesn't look to be a flat desert like Rajasthan, so they must be getting rain sometime.

    Stunning pics, even the one from train.

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:17 am

      In Rajasthan we have a 'Sandy Desert,' here it is a 'Rocky Desert.'
      These are not as dry as the sandy deserts. I guess that explains the bushes, even though they are dry ones.

      Thank you so much, Alok. 🙂

  • Felicia
    7 April 2015 at 12:53 am

    the desert can be a lovely place at times.

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:20 am

      I sweat it can be.
      The first time I saw the desert was a little over a decade ago. I saw the a part of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India and it made me ecstatic. 🙂
      Deserts have a beauty of their own..

  • magiceye
    7 April 2015 at 1:06 am

    Wonderful vistas!!

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:31 am

      Yes, they are. I would love to go get myself more views like this.

      Thank you, Magic eye.

  • Prasad Np
    7 April 2015 at 4:40 am

    Straight out of Hollywood movies… just a horse and a cowboy is missing 🙂

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:31 am

      The wild west! 🙂

  • bettyl-NZ
    7 April 2015 at 5:49 am

    Great shots from the train! It's quite desolate looking but the light gives it an eerie beauty.

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thank you, Betty.
      It did seem like the light was adding some extra charm to the dry landscape.

  • jaish_vats
    7 April 2015 at 6:43 am

    Feels like stills from some old Western cowboy classic movie….Nice shots

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thank you, Jaish.
      I hope you are doing well. 🙂

  • Annemor
    7 April 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I was waiting for some cowboys coming 🙂
    Great shots.
    Have a nice day 🙂

    • dNambiar
      7 April 2015 at 4:39 pm

      That would have completed the pictures. 🙂
      Thank you so much Mormor.

      You too.

  • NatureFootstep
    7 April 2015 at 7:47 pm

    this kind of nature is special. So rich in color and wilderness 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 April 2015 at 12:00 pm

      It is special. I love rocky places. Passing through these interesting landscapes was a treat. And light made it even better.
      Thank you for the opportunity to put this up, Monica. 🙂

  • Lmkazmierczak
    8 April 2015 at 1:23 am

    I've driven through Utah…long winding roads….You snapped some terrific photos♪

    • dNambiar
      8 April 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Ah! that must have been a great drive. I have plans of driving that way sometime in the near future. 🙂
      Thank you, Laurie. 🙂

  • joshidaniel.com
    8 April 2015 at 9:06 am

    so dry and beautiful 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 April 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Dry can be beautiful, right?
      Thank you for stopping by, Joshi.

  • R Niranjan Das
    11 April 2015 at 11:29 am

    Barren landscape! There is some weird charm to it. I can picture that drive with beautiful vistas. Nice shots, Nambiare.

    • dNambiar
      13 April 2015 at 10:38 am

      I thought it was charming too, maybe it's because this is not a scene I'm too used to. I was awed. It was great to wake up to this.
      Thank you, Nomad. 🙂

  • Archana Chaurasia Kapoor
    13 April 2015 at 4:36 am

    amazing pics Dee… I loved the Utah experience too 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Thank YOU Archana.
      And you're welcome. 🙂

  • SelfDrive Trips
    13 April 2015 at 4:47 am

    Amazing pictures and nature is special. Amazing morning Sun Light………

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Nature does have several interesting and amazing faces. And light adds another dimension to it all, I believe. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  • Amit Agarwal
    13 April 2015 at 6:00 am

    Amazing indeed!
    Thank you Divya for sharing these…

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Thank YOU, Amit.
      What happened to the Aag in your name? 🙂

  • Arti
    13 April 2015 at 6:40 am

    Such a beautiful landscape – the accompanying commentary enhanced the beauty!

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Isn't it?
      So glad you enjoyed that, Arti. And I love your post on South Indian breakfast.

  • VJ Sharma
    13 April 2015 at 10:45 am

    Wow.. Wish to be there sometime 🙂

    Thanks for sharing !

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:23 pm

      I wish your wish comes true, Vijay. Hopefully on your next trip to the US…

      You're welcome. 🙂

  • theuntourists
    13 April 2015 at 11:17 am

    Wow. Reminds me of the movie 'Gerry' by Gus Van Sant.

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Now that's a movie I could watch.
      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Shweta Dave
    13 April 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Now this is going to sound kiddish but I have never seen a desert in my life and these pictures just get me a keen desire to see one.

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:28 pm

      Oh no, not at all. I understand. There was a time I hadn't seen it. And when I did, it awed me. That was a part of the Thar.
      I hope you get to see some kind of desert soon, Shweta. You'll love it.

      There's a travel story coming up on your blog right? 🙂 And that's probably going to be after the A-Z challenge, huh? Looking forward to that.

  • magiceye
    13 April 2015 at 1:41 pm

    That was a lovely photo essay!!

  • magiceye
    13 April 2015 at 1:41 pm

    That was a lovely photo essay!!

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, Magic eye. 🙂

  • Rajesh
    13 April 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful early morning shots from the desert.

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Rajesh. 🙂

  • Nisha Jha
    13 April 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Didn't know desert can be so beautiful! Lovely vistas.

    • dNambiar
      14 April 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you, Nisha.

      I think deserts are beautiful be it a Sandy Desert or a Rocky one like this or any other. Each has a charm of its own, I guess. 🙂

      Nice to see you here, Nisha. I hope you'll visit again. 🙂

  • Meoww
    15 April 2015 at 1:42 am

    It is indeed a grand treat! What awe inspiring place. The colors are magnificent. Great shots DN

    • dNambiar
      15 April 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Isn't it?
      I loved it.
      Thank you so much, Devi. Happy Tamil New Year to you. 🙂

  • Mridula
    17 April 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Such majestic landscapes, such beautiful light and such lovely captures!

    • dNambiar
      17 April 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you, Mridula.
      It sure feels great to hear that from you. 🙂

  • Indrani
    21 April 2015 at 2:39 am

    Just like we see in movies! Awesome photography Dee!

  • Kokila Gupta
    7 May 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Wow .. such burnt orange Dee !
    Beautiful and in stark opposite of the grey ones.this one is all amber and aglow with light .. loving it 🙂

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