Desert Reflections

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  1. JTHphoto

    JTHphoto TPF Noob!

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    1. Days are getting shorter around here, i got there just in time to catch the last of the sunshine on these cliff walls...
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    2. Shooting into the sun = blown sky.
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    3. this is about the time I got swarmed with mosquitos...
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    4. Pretty much eaten alive by the blood suckers by this shot...
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    5. another shot of this canyon/gorge/ditch at sunset this time... 1/30" @ F9
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    6. Losing light fast, 1/3" @ F7.1
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    7. One last shot before hiking out in the dark, 13" @ F8.
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    8. My Jeep in front of the Bradshaws... on the way there.
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  2. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice shots. I like 1, 5 & 6 the most. Good comp.

    The Bradshaws? Named after the guy who built the Bradshaw trail (San Bernardino-Prescott-Sedonna- etc.)?

    Mind if I ask what part of Az you are in?- I think the Bradshaws are between Phoenix and Prescott somewhere? Can't find my map. BTW, I found a map to the Lost Dutchman's Mine- Then I lost it, but I think I remember where it was (the mine). I originally found the map in a used book I bought (What are the odds?).
     
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    Not sure about the Bradshaw trail, although I'm sure its prolly the same guy. I'm in Phoenix (North). I know Senator Highway (basically a 4x4 trail) goes from Prescott to Crown King across the Bradshaw Mountains. We jeeped that one day and then back out to I-17, but there is a Crown King road that comes back into Lake Pleasant (rough 4x4 trail). I have driven both legs of that trip on separate occasions. There is a lot of history up in those hills (mines & ghost towns), i wish I knew more about it all and/or had more time to explore up there.

    The LD's mine is on the other side of town in the Superstions. I don't know much about the history behind that story either, always seemed like an urban myth. I say find that map and go find yourself some gold! (and just hope you don't fall off the face of the Earth like the Dutchman). :D
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ha, I am happy for you that you made it there just in time for that first photo shown in your series. To me, this one looks just like PERFECT timing!! :D Very nicely done.

    Then I also love the colours in #5, and I am surprised at how much DOF f9 gives you!
     
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    thanks corinna, F9 is about as high as I go. Anything higher than F11 and I get really bad spots, I still haven't cleaned my sensor... i'm scared. :(
     
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    Excellent stuff man. What a great place to photograph.
     
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    In number three they look like they are kissing!! Sorry about the mosquitos though!! Number five rocks a$$! Wonderful series yet again Jason!! : )
     
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    What beautiful shots. My faves are also 1, 5 & 6. Way to go, braving the skeeters for your friends at TPF!!
     
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    These are great shots. Arizona would be a great place to live. I would never take time to work...would be to busy out looking for this beautiful scenery..Although I could not do it the justice you did..........
     
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    Great shooting JTH, sure is some different from the scenery down here! nice Jeep!
     
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    Thanks everybody :)
     
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    Good series.

    The light on the cliffs reflected in the water, really dig that.
     

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