Posts tagged “photography

the presentation of a desert storm

On US Highway 89, somewhere between Page, Arizona, and Kanab, Utah, Thursday of the week past, shortly after 5:00 pm…roadside photography…too pretty to not be committed to a captured image or two, or three, or….

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a morning’s grace

I have wanted to stop for years…

…at least a dozen of them…

…the years…

…and finally did…

…after passing the fields countless times…

…I couldn’t resist…

…heading north again…

…across from Sunset Point…

…just before “Sunrise….”


Echo Cliffs, Highway 89, south of Page, Arizona

Going north for the week…can’t help but admire this part of Arizona in passing.  Check out this YouTube spot on the Echo Cliffs….


luminous

“The resistance to Copernicus, a kind of geocentrism, remains with us: We still talk about the Sun rising and the Sun setting. It is 2,200 years since Aristarchus, and our language still pretends that the earth does not turn.“ – Carl Sagan


Watson Lake, Prescott – a study of textures and lines

I woke at 4:00 am, drove for two hours, and still arrived an hour or so after sunrise…considered doing the entire shoot in black and white…settled for color, though, as I could change the treatment later…changed the frame to more of a wide angle, similar to that of a large-screened television in format…found that I was disturbed by the breadth and mass of the sky in the viewfinder, actually felt off kilter, but I knew the setting would help for the more panoramic shots that would come later and didn’t want to keep fiddling with the camera…so I changed my point of view and came home with this….

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More to follow….


Watson Lake, Prescott – a prelude

 


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Watson Lake, Prescott – a backwater treasure


a world within a world….

North and east of Lake Pleasant and just inside of the Agua Fria National Monument, trespassing again, in a near marsh-like drainage from the surround of desert hills, I found this unexpected microcosm thriving after the year’s abundance of winter and spring rains….


Desert Vista

Not to be confused with Desert Vista Hospital where I spent an hour the other day meeting some phone-colleagues (people with whom we frequently speak, but rarely, if ever, meet) and having an interesting conversation with a patient about rich porn stars who eat at the homeless shelter so they can avoid the paparazzi….

Looking northeast from the White Tank Mountains on a past October morning…worlds away from the above-mentioned hospital….


mountain home

while in the salt lake valley for the family event and celebration that I mentioned in the last post, i found myself standing in a restaurant parking lot with camera facing east

i heard a young female voice to my left saying “excuse me sir…what are you taking a picture of…?

“is there a bird up there on a lamp post or something…?”

“i’m taking pictures of the mountains,” i said, “aren’t they beautiful?!”

her response….”you must not be from around here”