Horseshoe Bend

Uploaded: April 30, 2013 09:04:53


Just south of Page, AZ, the Colorado River makes this marvelous bend (I learned it is called an entrenched meander.)
I never seem to catch "sun rays" when I want them, so to have them appear in the image was a pleasant surprise!
4/13 Second Place - N&L
Featured, Snapshot #632, 6/12/13

Exif: F Number: 22, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 03, 2013

Stunning and unusual view of this classic scene, Chris! Fantastic!! #1526663

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 03, 2013

Thanks, Martha! I have one or two more that I like as well - but only this one included a bank of that warmly lit foreground stone. #10680435

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 05, 2013

WOW! This is a beauty! How was the trip?
Beautiful sun rays! #10682572

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 06, 2013

Thanks, Linda---dunno how I lucked out with the rays on this!
The trip was great fun - exhausting, and 2,000 miles of driving once there, but fantastic to see all these different places at last! Makes me want to bump Yosemite up on the list, now! #10683469

Leslie McLain level-classic May 08, 2013

Beautiful capture and light, Chris. Looks like you had a great trip. #10685744

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 09, 2013

Thanks, Leslie - it was a pretty good time! #10686965

Michele Peterson level-classic May 26, 2013

Woo-hoo! My favorite of yours! Congratulations, Chris!! #10707471

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 26, 2013

Fabulous capture...CONGRATULATIONS! #10707777

Tammy Espino May 26, 2013

Congrats Chris!! Awesome capture!!! #10707884

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 26, 2013

Congrats, Chris... great work!! #10707917

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 26, 2013

Missed this when you posted initially, Chris - wow! You have a winner here for sure. Congratulations. #10708175

Leslie McLain level-classic May 27, 2013

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Chris. #10708720

Debra R. Harder May 27, 2013

I love your POV on this, Chris...and the lighting conditions made the exposure a difficult one that you perfectly executed. A winner no doubt. Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #10708831

Terry Cervi level-classic May 27, 2013

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist, Chris!! #10708887

Daniella Puente May 27, 2013

This is awesome Chris, congratulations! #10709161

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 27, 2013

I thought we would see this one again!
Congratulations on your finalist! #10709500

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 27, 2013

Thank you all very much! What a treat to find 2 Finalists on my images from this April vacation! #10709619

Nancy Marie Ricketts May 27, 2013

Congratulations on your superb finalist, and good luck in the next round! #10709649

Eivor Kuchta May 27, 2013

Wonderful! Congratulations on your finalist, Christopher! #10709724

Mitch Spence level-classic May 27, 2013

This is a beauty, Chris. Congratulations on this and on your finalists. #10709763

Renee Doyle May 27, 2013

WTG Chris!! Congrats on this awesome capture and finalist!! #10709983

Patrick Rouzes May 27, 2013

Awesome, Chris. Congrats.

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 27, 2013

Love the light on the foreground rocks, and the wonderful composition. Congratulations on your superb finalist, Chris! #10710254

Ken Smith level-classic May 27, 2013

Doesn't get much better than this...sure to see this one again. Congrats, Chris! #10710497

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 28, 2013

Thank you all very much! I see several other Finalists from this part of the country this month, so it must have been a very popular time to visit! #10711549

Danny B. Head May 28, 2013

Congrats! Love both the sun rays and the sunlight on the foreground rocks! #10711614

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 28, 2013

A beautiful location and image, WTG Chris, congrats! #10712493

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 28, 2013

Congrats on your superb winner, Chris! I'm so glad to see this with gold! #10712734

Michael Umbreit May 28, 2013

Congratulations Chris! Nice work! #10712764

Peggy Pfister level-classic May 28, 2013

Congrats on this stunning winner, Chris! #10712794

Nancy Marie Ricketts May 28, 2013

Congratulations on your GOLD badge-well deserved! #10712862

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 28, 2013

Huge CONGRATZ Chris on this beautiful Gold Winner, WTG!!

UB. #10712871

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 28, 2013

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!! #10713017

Renee Doyle May 28, 2013

BIG congrats on this outstanding winner Chris!!! WTG!! #10713058

Katarina Mansson May 29, 2013

Such a spectacular and beautiful image!Congratulations on your excellent winner Chris! #10713199

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 29, 2013

Thank you all very much! What a completely unexpected surprise this morning! #10713283

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 29, 2013

Beautiful view Chris, congrats! #10713297

William C. Raco level-classic May 29, 2013

Excellent photo, Christopher
Congratulations #10713411

Kay Beausoleil May 29, 2013

Congratulations, Chris, on your prize -- such stunning light! #10713443

Terry Cervi level-classic May 29, 2013

Congrats on your stunning win, Chris! Well deserved! #10713506

Debra R. Harder May 29, 2013

I'm not surprised one bit to see GOLD under this beautiful image, Chris. Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING WIN!!! #10713528

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 29, 2013

Yeah! So happy to see this one gold!
Congratulations on your gold win! #10713577

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 29, 2013

A wonderful winning image Chris, congratulations! #10713610

Phyllis H. Burchett May 29, 2013

This is so awesome Chris, so happy to see it go gold!!! #10713723

Michele Peterson level-classic May 29, 2013

Big congratulations, Chris! I knew this would go far!!! #10713863

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 29, 2013

Big congratulations, Chris - love this image! #10713930

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 29, 2013

A beauty of a capture! Huge congratulations, Chris, on your Gold Winner! #10714019

Tammy Espino May 29, 2013

congrats on your win :) #10714184

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 29, 2013

Well deserved gold... :-) #10714306

Carmody Baker May 29, 2013

Just beautiful Chris. Congratulations! #10714421

Leslie McLain level-classic May 29, 2013

Congrats on a stunning winner, Chris. #10714624

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 29, 2013

Thank you all very much for the encouraging words! #10714685

Ellen Hodges May 29, 2013

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Chris!!! #10714835

Rona L. Schwarz May 29, 2013

A SUPERB capture of this iconic location, Chris! Marvelous with the sun rays and the gorgeous light on the foreground rocks. Looks like you had a fabulous trip...2,000 miles of driving, WOW! But it was certainly worth it! HUGE CONGRATS on this well-deserved Gold Winner! #10714933

ALLEN O. HOWARD May 29, 2013

Glorious! Congratulations! #10714953

Ken Smith level-classic May 30, 2013

No surprise here, Chris. Congrats on your win! #10715129

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 30, 2013

Thanks so much, everyone! #10715198



Big congratulations on this superb 2nd Place Finalist Chris!

jo ann c. #10715340

Don Johnson level-deluxe May 30, 2013

Outstanding Chris . . . as always! Congrats! #10715455

Patrick Rouzes May 30, 2013

Well- deserved WINNER. WTG, bro.

Julianne Bradford May 30, 2013

Congrats on this stunning gold win Chris! #10715816

Howard Eisenberg May 30, 2013

Chris - both this and your other Horseshoe Bend photo are awesome. Such a hard place to get a good sunset with the dynamics of the light. Great image!! #10715850

David Phalen May 31, 2013

BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!! #10716696

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 31, 2013

Thank you all very, very much! #10716767

Merna L. Nobile June 01, 2013

It is such an honor to be able to congratulate each and every one of you for your winning photographs for the month of April, 2013. Merna Nobile #10718138

Carol Flisak level-addict June 09, 2013

A stunning image, Chris... love the light, composition and sun's rays! Huge congratulations on a well-deserved winner! #10727741

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 10, 2013

Thank you both, very much! #10727979

William C. Raco level-classic June 12, 2013

Congratulations on the feature in the snapshot newsletter, Christopher! #10730296

Katarina Mansson June 12, 2013

And today another spectacular award for this spectacular image; congratulations on your SnapShot feature Chris! You are turning in to a Landscape Pro Photographer!!! #10730378

Leslie McLain level-classic June 12, 2013

Congrats on a stunning POTD, Chris. #10730410

Martin Cregg June 12, 2013

As soon as this popped up on my BP SnapShot I went wow! No surprise it is another one of your amazing pics, Chris.

Terry Cervi level-classic June 12, 2013

Congrats! It's a beauty, Chris! #10730503

Don Johnson level-deluxe June 12, 2013

Way to go Chris on getting on BP SnapShot! I saw it this morning. As I posted before, this is an amazing shot! #10730573

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 13, 2013

Thank you all very much! My Snapshot newsletter was slow to arrive yesterday, so I learned about it here! What a neat treat! #10731538

Mick Burkey June 30, 2013

Congratulations, Chris! Somehow I missed this. Fantastic image and great timing. #10749774

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 30, 2013

Thanks, Mick! #10750095

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