Rock Candy

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I was hiking around the Escalante Grand Staircase Wilderness, specifically the South Coyote Butte area, when I came across this 2 foot tall rock. I took a double take when I first saw it and since it was nearly sunset, I planted my tripod and decided to spent the last light of the day over this little fella.

As I was working on a composition, I started thinking about what this looked like...and what I might call the photo if I decided to publish it...

- R2-D2 (dont ask me why??)
- Earth Taffy
- Sherbet
- Dream-cycle
- Rock Candy

Then, my mind turned into a 5 year old and I pictured a dinosaur doing that thing my dog does when his butt itches...and leaving a trail...but I digress ;)

What does it look like to you??

Younes B., Aaron Reed Photography, and 231 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Carrie Hittel 80 months ago | reply

    That. Is. Just. Awesome. !!!!!! And that totally looks like a shark. (Land shark...hahaha! Candy gram!) I am in love with this shot. The striations are sedimentary layers, not a trail from the rock, right? I know I've seen (amazing) shots of those mysterious moving boulders in dried up lake beds, somewhere out west. But I don't think that's what this is, particularly since the lines go up that little hill. This is just so awesome!

  2. biker.dyna 80 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colors!!!!

  3. dvdyke 79 months ago | reply


  4. Justin Smith - Photography 79 months ago | reply

    this is real? Insane. Great shot you have here.

  5. Bjarni Bragason 79 months ago | reply

    Is this for real or did you just do alot of photoshopping? :P

  6. Jared Ropelato 79 months ago | reply

    congrats on Eath shot of the day!

  7. Karen McQuilkin 79 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous image and perfect title. Beautiful curving lines and textures in rock candy land!

  8. JasperxChang 79 months ago | reply

    Natural beauty.

  9. David M Hogan 79 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot!!

  10. Loïc M. Photography 79 months ago | reply

    Awesome lines, and great colors, love it !

  11. TinyAlice1 77 months ago | reply

    I've never seen anything like that before. Thank you.

  12. Peggy Collins 77 months ago | reply

    Unreal! First class shot.

  13. Dan Wiklund 77 months ago | reply

    Outstanding colors.

  14. ac4photos. 75 months ago | reply

    really cool colors / patterns shown here !

  15. ladigue_99 73 months ago | reply

    wow, awesome rock candy, I like the title

  16. Hugo Carvoeira 69 months ago | reply

    That is outstanding!

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  17. timballic 66 months ago | reply

    Most fantastic subject and great composition. Unreal!

  18. chris humphrey one 49 months ago | reply

    My fifth element: Beauty!

  19. albert.wirtz 14 months ago | reply

    perfect shoot! compliments!

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