The Strangest Place I Ever Woke Up In

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  1. abraxas

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    Drove up at night in total darkness- Slept. Woke up. Shot this;
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    Black Mountains, Arizona - Colorado River at Lake Mojave
     
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    I love the top third of it-- great purples, and the texture is neat.
     
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    Sweet shot abraxas!!! I would love to be there. I have been thinking about going camping, and I might check that place out.
     
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    I was hoping I was up to the processing. Looks like I'll try again later. Thanks. mumble-grumble-mphffdshfe... :)

    Hm,... here it is;
    I was camped on the top of the ridge furthest back on the extreme right of this shot.
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    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119644

    The spot ain't on no map though- but anywhere is fine.
     
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    You must have led a sheltered life if that's the strangest place you've woke up in.:D
    The greens seem to jump out in it to me.Nice shot
     
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    wow, i love it
     
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    Strangest, not the worst. :) Thanks.

    Thank you.
     
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    I all ur photos you really capture the world. scenic spots.
     
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    Great shot, but I'd strongly advise using headlights on mountain roads, lest you become a photo op for others. ;)
     
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    great! love the colors!
     
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    Good shot, sir. I love how hard you push the saturation, yet make it seem natural. That's very difficult to do, IMO, as I increase the saturation on my shots 1% and they start looking fake...lol.

    The strangest place I woke up in was on a cliff/bluff only a few yards from the edge. I went camping and got drunk, and woke up 100 yards away from the campsite in my sleeping bag, about 10 feet away from the edge of a 20-foot cliff... Yikes! I guess after everyone else passed out I thought it would be a cool idea to camp close to the edge. Luckily there was water underneath so even if I had fell in I wouldn't have broken any bones or anything.

    But thank you for sharing your photo, sir. I get the feeling, too, that this would be much better (though hard to believe) in print.
     
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    Thanks- I enjoy what bits I can get out into it.

    :) I probably should have drove up without lights. I would have stopped in the juniper woodlands and been able to set up my cot. Slept in the front seat of the Jeep.

    Thank you.

    Funny how a lot of sleeping-by-the-cliff stories start out with, "I got drunk one night." At least mine does- San Onofre, cheap red wine, ...

    Anyway, I couldn't have drove any further on the night in question in the photo. The road just kind of ended.

    I think I may have found an archeological site in the morning though. Maybe a signal site as this was the highest point on the ridge and could be seen for maybe 50-60 miles in every direction. Maybe not. Going camping next week. Maybe I'll find something then. Maybe not.
     

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