Sunday, July 28, 2013

52 Photos 14: Down Below


As Bella says, "Being up high somewhere gives us great perspective of how small we really are in this Great. Big. World!" I certainly get that feeling at the summit of Sandia Peak. That's Albuquerque down there.

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This is the tram line to the top...


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If the vastness of the land isn't humbling enough, you can look down at the stones underfoot and contemplate your momentary existence in time. The fossil layer is from about 300 million years ago, and the core of the mountains below that is granite dating back 1.5 billion years.


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And if encountering all that immensity doesn't put things in perspective, I don't know what would.


Posted for 52 Photos Project

7 comments:

Miriam said...

Visiting from Project 52. Your blog post is amazing as are the pictures. They make my head spin though as I'm afraid of heights. Yes the vastness of our world is truly wonderful.

Daryl said...

Wowsa!

Gotham Girl said...

That first capture is amazing and perfect for the prompt! Nice!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow....

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I love to be high in the mountains looking down.

Bella said...

I love these images! They capture the feeling of down below so beautifully! Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what amazing photos, the fossils are fascinating