Monday, September 2, 2013

Hand of God


Agent 54 took this while hiking in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.  I don't know how I timed the light so perfectly.  Maybe I was being guided by a higher power.

These spires are huge.  The tallest one on the right is about 175ft. or more.

Can you feel the power of this photo as I do?


This is the Green Boulder.  Can you see the tiny people at the bottom of the Rock?



Looking back from The Basin at Goldfield Arizona.   Goldfield was once a booming mining town.



I call this the Bunny Rock.  Does it look like a Rabbit to you?



The Flat Iron peak stands majestically above the Siphon Draw.  The distinctive light colored band can be seen for miles around.


I recommend visiting the Superstition Mountains of the Tonto National Forest of Arizona for terrific hiking and breathtaking views. Google Lost Dutchman's State Park for more info.

54 comments:

  1. It's a lovely photo. Sun bursts have become one of my favorites.

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    1. Thank you. I think another reason that I'm fond of this one is that it was such a great day to hike and I had a great time.

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  2. I lived in Arizona for a number of years and always enjoyed those desertscapes. Great shot!

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    1. You are too kind. I was hiking on a cool winter day and being a little tired maybe I let my imagination get to me but, I could feel something special standing in that spot. Probably an Adrenalin high.

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  4. Welcome to 30 Days of Photos. That is a lovely image you managed to capture. :)

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  5. Hmmm, a little Area 51-ish but absolutely beautiful. Great photograph!

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    1. It's actually in the Lost Dutchman State Park. There are many stories of how the Dutchman buried his treasure somewhere in the mountains which are across a small valley from the old mining town of Goldfield. In Goldfield you can ride a train through the old mining community as you get a history lesson form the Conductor.

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  6. I'm thinking this is something you have to see for real. A photograph just won't do it justice.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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    1. The size of these pillars in enormous. My estimate could be way off.

      I always appreciate your visits.

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  7. Hey, Timothy... great capture on that sun! Makes those pillars look even more mysterious.

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    1. Doesn't it just make your mind go in any different direction. Imagine he age and history that has happened there. One legend is that the Indian renegade Geronimo hid from the U.S. Army in those mountains for a time.

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  8. Holy Mini-Stonehenge! Our sun makes photography fun. Nice job.

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  9. Great shot. Those mountains are full of history. Just imagine all the stories those spires could tell. I can see why it is named Superstition Mountain. It has a very mystical quality. Thanks for sharing this photo!

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  10. Agent 54, where are you? Sorry, I'm mixing my 60s TV shows up. Good to have you aboard. One more to share the insanity dreamed up by Ziva and MikeWJ. I love this pic. It's making me thirsty.

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    1. You have a great memory. Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross played the 2 NYC cops in Car 54 Where Are You? in the early 60s.

      Take plenty of water when hiking in Arizona. Thanks for playing.

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  11. Terrific photo Tim. We explored a bit of Arizona last year and the landscape is beautiful.

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  12. Oh wow how pretty! I love hiking because you get to witness little glimpses like this.

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    1. Yes the sunlight is always changing and playing with the shadows. Thanks for visiting.

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  13. Who or what are they reaching for.... it really makes you think. Simply stunning. What an amazing place to hike!

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    1. It really does make you think and feel. Thanks for coming.

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  14. That's a wonderful photo, and Arizona is a beautiful state.

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    1. Thank you. I still have much of Arizona to explore.

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  15. You did indeed time it perfectly -- positively stunning!
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    Traci

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    1. I happy so many can enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.

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  16. Welcome to 30 Days, Timothy. You've certainly set the bar high with this photo, which is dramatic and beautiful, like most of Arizona. I look forward to seeing your posts every day this month.

    Sort of. This challenge is a pain in the ass.

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    1. Yeah, I'll post when I can. Thanks for visiting.

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  17. That shot is really beautiful. You are right about the fact there is a power present in that picture. Awesome!!

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    1. I could feel it when I was standing there. Thank you.

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  18. This really is an exceptional picture. I feel the power!

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    1. I was hoping to capture that feeling that I was experiencing live. Thank you so much.

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  19. A fantastic shot Timothy, fantastic.

    Have a terrific Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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    1. Thank you. I really got lucky.

      Have a great week.

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  20. What a fab photo so peaceful too :-)

    Have a tanfastic WW!

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    1. It was a great hike.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  21. Agent 54 - every time you post photos of AZ it makes me want to return. Those photos are breathtaking and I love the way the sunlight is almost a star above the spires. Yes, the rock does look like a rabbit. I remembered seeing Flat Iron when I was at an LPGA event. Thanks for the memories.....

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the pics. My knee is getting better. I may be able to get out and take more pictures.

      Thanks again.

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  22. I definitely need to get to Arizona again
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    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

      Thanks again.

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  23. I love your photos. This area is so special because I have never seen mountains here in the Netherlands ;-)
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    1. Thank you. The desert mountains are spectacular.

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  24. Thank you for coming to the Blogger's Pit Stop Linky Party.

    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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    1. Thank you for allowing me to share my pictures.

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