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Accenting the Red in the Rocks Near Sedona

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The mountains around Sedona, Arizona, are known for their red hues. That is the product of hematite (iron oxide) forming on  the sandstone of the Schnebly Hill and Hermit Shale layers.

It is pretty to look at throughout the day, but takes on a particular beauty in the warm light of late day.

The shadows are creeping across the face of this rock formation just north of the town of Oak Creek.

I made the image at a scenic pull off along Route 179 while waiting for the sun to set.

 

 

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