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 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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  1. 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

    • 🙂
      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. 🙂

  2. lovely shots of the light

  3. 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.

    • 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. 🙂

  4. the desert can be a lovely place at times.

    • 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..

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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. 🙂

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

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

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

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

  14. Amazing indeed!
    Thank you Divya for sharing these…

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

  16. Wow.. Wish to be there sometime 🙂

    Thanks for sharing !

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

  18. 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.

    • 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.

  19. That was a lovely photo essay!!

  20. That was a lovely photo essay!!

  21. Beautiful early morning shots from the desert.

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

    • 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. 🙂

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

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

  25. Just like we see in movies! Awesome photography Dee!

  26. 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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