Princess of Mars

I suppose this image could also qualify for the weekly photo challenge of “Depth” (I think there was a big drop off behind those last red rocks) but when I look at it I think of the red planet, Mars, therefore the title of today’s post.  This area is called Rainbow Vista because some of the sandstone formations have patterns in them that resemble rainbows.  We had gone way off the trail at this part of the park – whoops!  Which while exciting could’ve been a bit hazardous.  Every time I look at the map they gave us I am even more fired up to return to my realm on Mars 🙂

By the way, anyone notice the hand of the rock giant in this image?

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  1. #1 by infraredrobert on February 6, 2015 - 11:59 am

    Love the hand…I know you may think I’m shilling for the State of Utah, but check out Goblin Valley State Park – another off-world landscape.

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on February 6, 2015 - 4:26 pm

      We all have our faves and Utah is on the list of places to hit.

  2. #3 by Valerie (Our Ruins) on February 6, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photo! The colors, the rock formations…it’s all amazing!

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on February 6, 2015 - 4:26 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I would rather be there right now than here in the cold and snow.

  3. #5 by Indah Susanti on February 6, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    Well spotted! Beautiful composition of colors – this place is certainly perfect for futuristic-science themed movies – and yes, the ones about Mars 🙂

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on February 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm

      What’s funny is that a lot of these formations I didn’t “see” until I had them up on the computer 🙂 They’ve filmed Total Recall, Transformers and one Star Trek move here to name a few.

  4. #7 by etomczyk on February 7, 2015 - 8:41 pm

    Yep, I see the hand (now that you pointed it out). This looks like another planet. I can see why they filmed Star Trek here.

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