Channeled Scabland

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 22 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

An basalt laden area about 50 miles from my home which used for pasture land since it can't be farmed. "The Channeled Scablands are a unique geological erosion feature in the U.S. state of Washington. They were created by the cataclysmic Missoula Floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch. Geologist J Harlen Bretz coined the term in a series of papers in the 1920s. Debate over the origin of the Scablands raged for four decades and is one of the great debates in the history of earth science." Wikipedia

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

I like the openness of the land!

22 Aug 2010 5:32am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

That looks a bit of a wild lonely place, your color strength gives this shot a very natural appearance.

22 Aug 2010 5:47am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Parece una imagen de un campo cualquiera, me gusta el contraste de colores.

22 Aug 2010 9:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a delightfully descriptive term, 'Scablands' - I can think of many a built environment around here which might qualify, too !

22 Aug 2010 10:30am

tataray from france, France

J'aime le côté sauvage et naturel !... de ce cliché ))

22 Aug 2010 10:38am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great landscapean

22 Aug 2010 12:02pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Sure looks like wild and rugged landscape

22 Aug 2010 1:02pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It really looks desolated in a beautiful way! wondered if there are fossiles found?
Though with basalt I doubt it:)

22 Aug 2010 1:08pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

I like the ruggedness of the land. Beautiful shot.

22 Aug 2010 1:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent composition. I love your right foreground. Thanks for the commentary.

22 Aug 2010 1:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very beautiful shot. I love the perspective. It's just perfectly composed, as you anchor with the rocks in the foreground and then let the topography fly forward into the distance, skimming that pond and reaching the distant mountains. Just fabulous!

22 Aug 2010 1:52pm

Marie LC from France

I like these dry and naked places. In front of elements in the pure state, the man is quite small

22 Aug 2010 2:34pm

Rakesh Vanamali from Ooty, India

Absolutely marvelous1 The detail is amazing!

22 Aug 2010 4:21pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the simple barrenness of the landscape.

22 Aug 2010 6:06pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Like the vast openness which is clearly portrayed in your picture..
Nicely composed shot..

22 Aug 2010 7:05pm

Leanne from Victoria, Australia

it does look very rugged and lonely, certainly has a story to tell.

22 Aug 2010 7:37pm

Rose from United States

This looks like a hard place to make a living!

22 Aug 2010 9:04pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great landscape.Nice composition

22 Aug 2010 9:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It definitely looks rugged and a bit harsh. A lovely shot.

22 Aug 2010 9:58pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

beautiful area. love this kind of area.

22 Aug 2010 11:58pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice landscape shot Don ! Looks very rugged.

23 Aug 2010 2:23am

Harry from Apex, United States

Looks like a pretty bleak day, but the gray sky seems to fit the limited colors of the rocks and grasses. The fence remnants near the right are an interesting addition.

23 Aug 2010 2:15pm

rian from fullerton, United States

nice bit of information there.. scablands, eh? i guess they didn't like the sound of it that's why they're debating.. ;D nice capture.. :)

23 Aug 2010 4:56pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

What interesting land....might be good for sheep and goats.....yet they may eat too much of the grasses and leave it baron to waste away.

23 Aug 2010 6:53pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This reminds me of images from the UK. Nice one, Don.

25 Aug 2010 12:59am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Kind of desolate and lonely.

26 Aug 2010 3:42am