Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Reflection - Sedona Store Window

This is why Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is nowhere you can go in the city and not see beautiful scenery. I took this photo last week.


For reflections by other photographers go to Weekend Reflections by James.

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55 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic reflection. What amazing scenery and an amazing amount of it in a reflection!

Darryl and Ruth :)

Lynn said...

Really enjoy your blog - your photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for posting them.

Nariane said...

I'm hoping to get there soon.
My SiL and her hubby love that place and go regularly.
Next time we visit them in AZ we are hoping to go with them.

Brian said...

That is so cool Pat, ai love those clouds!!!

Budd said...

that is quite breathtaking.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Used to live in Arizona - it is a beautiful state.

Pat Tillett said...

D&R - Thanks so much! That type of view is fitting for Sedona.

Lynn - Thanks! I appreciate the nice words.

Nariane - Anytime you have the chance, it's a must see place. I want to go there next, during the winter.

Brian - Thanks Brian! A big big sky.

Budd - Thanks Budd! It took mine away!

Alex - It sure is. I prefer the northern part, but it's all amazing. A lot of desert...

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic reflection, Pat! And I do love Sedona!! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of sunshine!

Sylvia

Gine said...

C'est très impressionnant ! Les couleurs sont très réalistes.

Malyss said...

It's impressive to see how strong the reflection is in this clear window!

EG Wow said...

One of the prettiest towns anywhere and to think you could enjoy the same wonderful view looking forward and looking back.

Karen said...

Oh, it's marvellous! I so want to visit Sedona one day!

tapirgal said...

Great choice for the composition and particularly the color tones. This really works for me :) It's funny, because the one time I've been in Sedona in the last 10 years, neither of us liked it. Maybe it was the mood, but it felt overly commercial and without much soul - and yet the scenery is outstanding. How does it seem when you spend longer there? We were passing through. I guess it could feel different on a different day.

Martha Z said...

Wonderful, sharp reflection. Love those southwest colors.

TS Hendrik said...

I had to blow that one up for the full effect. Really amazing. You capture the best reflections. Just a beautiful shot.

Pearl said...

Oh WOW. :-) That's too pretty to be real!

Pearl

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

This is gorgeous, stunning.

Dianne said...

so so beautiful

Ms. A said...

WOW, there's so much beautiful reflection in that window, you can't even see inside!

Dianne said...

The reflected colours are magical - beautiful capture!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what an amazing place! it looks magical!

i love the reflections here...they give the picture an artistic feel!

happy weekend!

Leovi said...

Lovely with that beautiful reflection. Delicious sky, beautiful light. You enjoy the weekend.

James said...

I love this! What a beautiful reflection!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous! We loved Sedona, and the drive there from Phoenix featured many awesome sights, too.
Great reflection!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Belle said...

I love Arizona, though I've never been to Sedona. Great photo.

Phyllis said...

fabulous reflection - it is a good reminder for me as to why Sedona is my my someday list!

Ann Best said...

Arizona, Southern Utah (where I once lived for four years)--all have incredible scenery. You've captured the color!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Ebie said...

Beautiful! I see Bell Rock as reflected. Sedona is always a sought out vacation place, so many things to do and see. I've been there once, and I will go back again!

AllenTesch said...

Looks awesome. I want to hit up Arizona some time. In the winter.

Woody said...

I've never been to the Southwest, I really need to get there, this is amazing scenery!

Stickup Artist said...

Hi Pat, Just stopped by to see where the wind blew you and you are in one of my personal favorite places. I'll bet the weather is absolutely perfect. Really cool reflection shot! You did a great job with the colors! Happy Trails...

Pat Tillett said...

Sylvia - thanks Sylvia! I love it also. It's been raining here, but supposed to be warm for the next week.

Gine - thanks! I appreciate the nice words.

Malyss - I guess the window is a lot cleaner than ours at home! Thanks!

EG - I agree! It's beautiful there. That view and more from anywhere in town.

Karen - It sure is! I hope you get to visit. It's worth the effort.

tapirgal - the colortones are just sitting there waiting for us. When the sun moves, the colors change. I'm surprised you didn't like it. There is just a small tourist portion of town. I think it's a totally spiritual and much more of an artists colony. I'm sure weekends during the summer are pretty crowded with tourists. We never go there then. I'd say about half the people there are either artists of some type, or hippy(ish). We spend most of our time out of town on the jeep trails or seeing natural things. So maybe you are partially right! Either way, it's the most beautiful place I've ever been to.

Martha Z - It was just sitting there waiting for me. I agree about the colors. One of the things I like about Sedona is the requirement that buildings must also be painted in earth tones.

Pat Tillett said...

Tim - Thanks so much Tim! It seems like at this point in my life, I look at everything as if I'm a camera. This one was hard to miss.

Pearl - thanks Pearl! It's really alright...

Kathryn D.D. - Thanks so much! Nature provides...

Dianne - Thanks! I appreciate it.

Ms. A - You are right. The thing I mostly see, is the ceiling tiles.

Dianne - Thanks so much!

Betty M - It is a magical place! One of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

Leovi - Thanks Leovi! Everything was in place for a good shot!

James - Thanks so much James! It was hard for me to screw this one up.

Kay - Thanks! We usually go via Phoenix also, but this time we took a different route. It was still all desert!

Pat Tillett said...

Belle - I mostly like the northern part because it gets SO DARN hot in the south. Thanks Belle!

Phyllis - Thanks! I hope you get to check this one off of your list.

Ann - You are so right. So much beauty and color. Thanks Ann.

Ebie - Bell Rock, I belive you hit that one right on the head. I can't wait to go back.

Allen Tesch - Thanks! The northern part is cooler than the south in the summer.

Woody - Great scenery and good food also!

Stickup Artist - Thanks buddy! The good stuff will be posted over the next couple of weeks. I really did very little. The lighting was awesome and the clean window did the rest! We're off to the Pismo Beach area in about 8 days.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I agree it's breathtaking. I've never been. Thanks for giving us a taste.
xoRobyn

becca said...

wow that is beautiful

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shot!

Icy BC said...

My niece just moved out there last week, and she said it is beautiful.

Great reflection photo, Patrick!

Diane AZ said...

Great shot, the colors, scenery and reflections are all awesome! I live in AZ and haven't been to Sedona yet.

Chuck said...

Nice shot Pat. Though I have been to AZ many many times I have never made it to Sedona. I have several friends who have been who always tell me how awesome it is.

Marlene said...

Beautiful! I've never been there...must put it on my bucket list!

Jerry said...

...and that is one of the few places that I haven't visited. Now you have put it on my radar.

John McElveen said...

Awesome Pat!!! Is it true that there is a different Vibe or Energy in that area?

I've heard lot's about that gorgeous area!

Thanks Buddy!


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Pat Tillett said...

Robyn - My pleasure! It is indeed breathtaking.

becca - Thanks! It sure is.

Mama Zen - Thanks so much!

Icy BC - That's awesome! We have been talking about maybe moving there also.

Diane AZ - Thanks! Sedona is the whole package! You must go!

Chuck - It's worth the detour next time. I think it might be my favorite place. I'd miss the ocean, but I could live there.

Marlene - Thanks! Put it near the top. It's one of those magic places.

Jerry - Oh yeah! You've gotta see it at least once.

John Mc - Thanks John! There is a huge sense of energy there. In fact, there are several energy vortexes (or vorticies) in and around the town. It seems the energy sprials up from underground. The trees in those areas are twisted in a corkscrew manner (or so they say). Anyway, it's a magical place and it's full of artists, hippie types and "new age" folks. I'm not saying I believe in all the vortex stuff, but there is an awesom "feel" to the place. The town is pretty small.

The Desert Rocks said...

Love your photo and I love Sedona. I keep wanting to write a post about the vortexes around town. Amazing place!

Eve said...

Hey Pat! I've never been to Sedona, but it sure looks beautiful..amazing photo as usual!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, fantastic reflection Pat!

Shrinky said...

You inspire me to pack my case and head over there - yup, Arizona is definitely on my bucket-list now..!

awarewriter said...

Sedona does look beautiful. I like the depth of this image. I've only seen Arizona from the air.

missing moments said...

Awesome reflections Pat!

Anthony J. Langford said...

Very interesting effect.

Once again, very observant Pat.

=]

Lovkyně said...

i truly love window pics!

tapirgal said...

Pat, it obviously deserves another look. Thanks for your explanation. It may be that there was a strange mood among us that day. :(

John McElveen said...

THANKS BRO!

Baby Sister said...

Oh wow. That is simply stunning. Well done!!