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Horseshoe bend


On the Colorado river,just outside Page, Arizona. U.S.A.

You can see rafts on the river, 1,000ft below, I'd like to do that some time.

Horseshoe bend


On the Colorado river,just outside Page, Arizona. U.S.A.

You can see rafts on the river, 1,000ft below, I'd like to do that some time.

comments (26)

Amazing geology...
Frank L Croston.: Truly amazing,Larry.
Perfect shot, Frank! I love this! I'll never forget standing on the edge of the world with you...
Frank L Croston.: It was an experience Elizabeth,one I won't ever forget,where was it again...? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jan 2014, 02:42
Now this is what I would call a "horseshoe bend", Frank.
Frank L Croston.: It certainly lives up to its name, Ray.
Elizabeth must have been holding you over the cliff so that you could catch this shot Frank... what a magnificent vista....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter,I did feel someone nudging me....smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2014, 06:42
What an incredibly dramatic image this is Frank, worth the journey just to experience this sight alone..
Frank L Croston.: I didn't expect this to be as dramatic as it was,Chris,an amazing place.Thanks.
what a great overview
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Chantal,I was pleased to be able to fit it all in.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2014, 07:38
WOOOW great image
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, 'V, glad you think so.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 15 Jan 2014, 09:18
That is fantastic Frank, an ox bow lake in the making. Those school days were not completely wasted.
Frank L Croston.: No,Chad,but you may have a bit of a wait 'til it's finished. smile Thanks.
Just to good to miss Frank.
Frank L Croston.: A fantastic place, Michael,far better than we thought it would be.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 15 Jan 2014, 10:21
I would like to go rafting there too. I've had my feet in the Colorado but not at this spectacular sight. Excellent photo.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Mary,it is on my list.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2014, 12:19
Wowee!
Frank L Croston.: Just what I was thinking at the time,Elisabeth,thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2014, 12:31
What a gorgeous mountain- and riverscape! Yes, you have to explore this area en detail next year! It very reminds me of the area along the Dead Sea and on the Sinai (Israel/Egypt).
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it, Philine? We both thought it was far better than we expected.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2014, 13:26
What an incredible view. OMG. I don't think I've ever seen this before, even as an image, Frank. Sometimes it takes a "visitor" to find the best shots. And I'm quite sure someone will make sure you "do that" sometime..the rafting!
Frank L Croston.: I had only seen pictures of it whilst I was there, but it was much grander than I expected. I'm sure she will! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jan 2014, 13:31
Ha! I seen you were using a 16mm lens. My widest at that time was 17 and that 1mm makes all the difference. I really struggled to get close to the edge; I get more nervous as I get older for some reason I can work out. What a fabulous view. I think that there are several companies that will rent a raft for a one way trip.
Frank L Croston.: I was surprised that I got the full curve in,Alan,though I did a panorama shot as well that was ok. You don't like goung close to the edge? Better not show you the one Elizabeth took of me then. smile
Out of this world being an understatement for this amazing view
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Martin,an amazing place.
amazing capture Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Juan Carlos.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 15 Jan 2014, 14:40
River erosion ... Proper geomorphologists would call this an advanced meander and that some time in the future the river will cut through and leave an Ox-bow lake.
Frank L Croston.: Have you not been paying attention, Richard? Chad and I sorted this out earlier...smile
Now that is what I call Captivating!
Frank L Croston.: It captivated me,I didn't want to leave...smile
My word Frank what a great view down, this must be one of the more spectaculars views of the canyon for the average tourist.
Frank L Croston.: Probably,Brian,it certainly pulls in the crowds.
You've captured this in all its spectacular glory, Frank. What an incredible sight!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Beverley,I'm pleased you think so.
O.M.G .what to photo.......Ive just watched a 2 part program were a historian & some friends tryed to recreate a 280 mile trip though the canyon... The same as john wesley powell in 1869.......a stunning program
Frank L Croston.: It was, Shane,I enjoyed it,all the more having been there,it is a wonderful place. Thanks.
Perfect shot!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Roland
Somehow WOW seems totally inadequate Frank
Frank L Croston.: Being there was amazing,Bill,photo's cannot do it justice.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2014, 20:23
This is an amazing place. Rafting will be grand I think. Grab the chance as it comes..
I think these places are far better in real life than on pictures. This IS a great picture though.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Astrid,you are right about the pictures,I had only seen it that way before,but being there is FAR better. smile
I wouldn't mind joining you on the raft! Great shot, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: You would be very welcome,Tom,thanks.
what a formation and you exposed it very well. yes, another trip down there would be definitely nice.

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