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Red Rock Canyon State Park is located 45 minutes west of my home, so the park offers an easy place to go and create new images on the spur of the moment. The canyon was made an Oklahoma state park in 1956. Native Americans used the canyon as a refuge from the strong North winds that dominate the area during the winter months. In addition, there is a short section of the California Road which was a connecting route to other trails heading West during the Gold Rush in California, thus the name.
Although the park is not a deep canyon, being only 60 feet in depth, the photographic opportunities are quite varied. There are no truly wide vistas, but detail shots are abundant allowing one to separate out small vignettes of flora against the backdrop of the red Permian Age sandstone, as can be seen in some of the images below.

The Slough III

The Slough III

Shadows And Light

Shadows And Light

Artist's Palette No 2

Artist's Palette No 2

Quiet Morning

Quiet Morning

Snow, Trees, & Rock

Snow, Trees, & Rock

Lichen On Sandstone

Lichen On Sandstone

Runoff Channel

Runoff Channel

The Old And The New

The Old And The New

3 Stones

3 Stones

Horsetail Pool

Horsetail Pool

Mosaic

Mosaic

Down In The Slough

Down In The Slough

Twilight

Twilight

The Slough In Winter

The Slough In Winter

The Evidence of Passing

The Evidence of Passing

Revelation Abstraction

Revelation Abstraction

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Cold Warmth

Cold Warmth

Red Bud (Cercis canadensis) No II

Red Bud (Cercis canadensis) No II

Spring In The Canyon II

Spring In The Canyon II