The dry desert

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by voodoocat, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    5,277
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    psych!

    Did some scouting this weekend to see how close the wildflowers are to blooming. The bloom should happen next weekend and I'll haul out all of the gear.

    Saturday: Superstition wilderness (Lost Dutchman)

    It had been raining solid for two days when I noticed the clouds starting to break up. I thought it would be a good chance to check out one of my favorite spots to shoot. It was still drizzling when I arrived. I grabbed my gear and made my way towards the mountain on the Siphon Draw trail. I didn't want to venture too far from the vehicle since I wasn't really prepared to get all that wet. It would mist on and off all evening, but I held out hope that the sun would peek through the clouds before finally resting beyond the horizon. I snapped a few frames in the dull overcast lighting.

    [​IMG]

    After raining off and on for an hour or so, it begain to sprinkle again. This time I had a hunch it wasn't going to stay a sprinkle. So I made a mad dash for the closest covered picnic table. As I scrambled for the shelter the rain began to come down like it would during monsoon season! I made it without getting too wet but I wanted to keep shooting. After it stopped, I fired off a few more frames and called it a night.

    [​IMG]

    Sunday: Gold Canyon

    It was partly cloudy all day and I knew I was going to go to Gold Canyon to continue my scouting for wildflowers. I got started late and missed out on some prime lighting. I've been out of shape for several months but found myself running up the mountain for the second day in a row. Going to be really sore tomorrow.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    hope you enjoyed these! They are just a primer for the real display of Sonoran Desert color! stay tuned :D
     
  2. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Some nice shots here! Can't wait to see the ones next weekend!! Thanks for sharing yo!

    Zach :D
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ah, that backlit bush in the first... lovely.
    Can't wait for the wildflowers to bloom so you can show us what it looks like!
    Do tell us: how are you today? Sore?
     
  4. BLS

    BLS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2004
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southcentral Pennsylvania
    Love that first one; can't stop looking at it.

    This kind of landscape is so different from where I live that I really enjoy seeing it. Looking forward to seeing the wildflower blooms.

    Our wildflowers won't bloom for another month or so. And despite our unusually warm winter, today it's snowing.
     
  5. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Love the 1st and 3rd. A really nice change from our current landscape. I look forward to seeing the wildflowers as well!
     
  6. errant_star

    errant_star TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    All great but I really like the last two!! Wonderful all 'round! :D
     
  7. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,314
    Likes Received:
    17
    What she said!!
     
  8. iphoto

    iphoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    1
    nice shots, waiting for more to come! My most fav is 1st and 3rd shot
     
  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,325
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Poland, Sz-n
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I love those shots!!! Unfortunately we don't have deserts here :p
     
  10. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    5,277
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Actually... just a little sore. Not too bad though.
     
  11. railman44

    railman44 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2004
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    First and third get my vote. Nice work.
     
  12. Fer!

    Fer! TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bogota, Colombia
    I also like #1 and #3. Great shots!
     

Share This Page