By Ted Grussing
Beyond Flagstaff going north there is a beautiful volcanic field with all total something in the vicinity of 600 volcanic cones. To the NE there is Roden Crater the art project of James Turrell and you can learn more about him and his art at: http://jamesturrell.com. I took this shot from about five miles east of Roden Crater looking NW towards Marble and the Grand Canyons from about 8500’ msl. The channel on the right beginning just below image center is the Little Colorado and Grand Falls on my right and a little behind me. The Grand Canyon/Marble Canyon with the Little Colorado merging with the Colorado is about fifty miles straight ahead.
Have not done anything in black and white for a long time and it is fun and the terrain seemed a little bland in the color shot, so converted this one to black and white and brought in a Hubble Shot … Roden Canyon has come alive and the majesty of the area brings us back to times when this part of the plateau was highly active, Anyhow it was a fun exercise.
Smile, fill your heart with joy and take in all that is and live in the moment.
At nightfall…though I know I shall sometime no more
Open my eyes to the light or day, I am one who looks at stars when
Unchained from the work-bench at Nightfall.
They are a sign that I am not ephemeral,
Not you, nor you, whoever you are.
The dawn comes and the dark and the sign sparkling in the brooding night,
Forever and forever.
— Max Ehrmann
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