This week’s Travel Theme challenge from Ailsa is all about the elements. Four of them in fact!
(Above) I have selected the incredible beauty of the hoodoos in Bryce Amphitheatre in Utah. What a place for understanding the geology of the planet. Vast panoramas can be seen from Inspiration Point and Sunrise Point which feature the Black Mountains in the northeast and Navajo Mountain in the south.
I have selected a photo of a hot-air balloon passing over the English countryside. You can always tell when the weather is good because suddenly the air is filled with the soft whooshing sound of gas burners as they float by.
I have lots of water photos, so what to choose? Eventually I decided on this tranquil image of Lake Powell – ‘ the river runs through it’ – and the Navajo power station and Navajo mountains in the background.
This one caused the most head scratching. I don’t have any photos of actual fires, so I considered fireworks and even proteas or fynbos are they are born of fire, but then remembered that I had this image of the volcano, Mount Etna in Sicily (not in eruption sadly), but definitely well connected with fire.