The red rocks of Sedona are thought to possess mystical energies resulting from the convergence of “ley lines” that crisscross the globe, creating localized “energy vortices.”

Cathedral Rock is a common site for meditation and New Age gatherings. This image captures what appears to be a vortex forming in the clouds over Cathedral Rock; the air was certainly filled with electricity when I took this picture.

Sedona, Arizona, USA

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If you’re interested in viewing another red rock vortex site, see my image:

Path to Bell Rock.

This scene of Cathedral Rock is rendered in high dynamic range, HDR Photography.

Canon 5D, Tamron 28-300 VC @28mm, 3 images AEB +/-2, tripod mount, processed in aperture and the photomatix plugin

Part of the Coconino National Forest.


arizona, butte, cathedral rock, new age, red rock, sedona, vortex

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  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

    Beautiful landscape! It really does look like a vortex over the mountain.

  • PatGoltz
    PatGoltzover 4 years ago

    Fabulous clouds!

  • aussiedi
    aussiedi10 months ago

    Great image ..this is truly a magical place.. have been there and cant wait to get back there

  • CanyonWind
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    Vicki Spindler...8 months ago


  • njordphoto
    njordphoto8 months ago

    Thank you all for the features and nice comments!

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Brunton8 months ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Zinger feature! Great capture, I just love those clouds and wishing you a great New Year.

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodbury8 months ago

    Such an amazing image.. Love the light & colour – well done :)

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    Barbara Brown8 months ago


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