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  • #390334

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    The sun was catching these just right yesterday.  We had heavy clouds on the way and this is about an hour before.

  • #390340

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    Beautiful detail John.

  • #390341

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Thanks Rob.  It was my first time out in quite a while.  I have been house bound for over a month or so.  Now I want to get out each day.  I will be back out tomorrow for sure.

    This was taken with my new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens.

  • #390376

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Detail and colour are both fantastic. Nice lens you have there John.

    It amazes me how these plants seem to thrive, growing out of the dead desert floor and providing such vibrant colour.

    • #390512

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Graham.  There is water close to the surface around here.  You get all of the runoff from the mountains so generally these plants thrive.  We have had dry years and the flora suffered for it.  You can see the difference from some of my earlier pics of Red Rock a few years ago.

  • #390382

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    Exquisit photo John! I like the colors; contrast of green needles and red earth with blue sky and flowing clouds.

    • #390513

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thanks Bruce.  Like I said the sunlight off of these guys just made them jump out.  It is like that some days.

  • #390392

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    I love the colours (reddish orange, blue and green) and composition in this image John 🙂

    • #390516

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Dahlia.  As I have said many times it is easy getting nice pics from this area all you have to do is point your camera and click.

  • #390517

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    I never get tired of these John, There really is quite a bit of life in the desert, you just have to know where to look, and it is a place of stark contrasts.

    • #390664

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Robert you have been to Lake Mead and have seen the starkness of the desert there.  Here in Red Rock it is different but yes there is life in the desert.  I may head out to Lake Mead next week for a day.  It has been quite a while since I was there.

  • #390598

    Tom M
    Participant

    Wow John, that really POPS…

     

    • #390665

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Tom.  The light was just right that day.

  • #390673

    Preston
    Participant

    You have one for the wall John! I can almost feel the desert breeze coming through my screen

    • #390690

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Preston.  It has been rainy over the past two days and is now very windy.  Tomorrow is looking better to get our or perhaps early Sunday morning.  It is quite then.

  • #390676

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Red Rock? I've been there a couple times. Great photo! It makes me want to go back again.

    • #390691

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thanks Roger.  These burros do not look like the ones I have pics of over the years although the black stripe down the side and down the back look like our burros.  I do not recall grey though.  Great shot.

      • #390697

        Roger Wehage
        Participant

        They were standing not far from the CertainTeed Gypsum plant. Until you mentioned it, I really hadn't noticed the black stripes, but they do really stand out in the photos I took. John, When I first saw your photo, I thought, I've seen this before, but where? I took these photos on September 23, 2007 when it was quite hot and dry. Beautiful place and and so full of life. Your plants and image look a lot healthier than mine. By the way, 2007 might have been a very dry year there, because a fire had burned through many of the plants near a scenic stop. Probably somebody had discarded a cigarette.

        • #390708

          John Thompson
          Moderator

          Roger if you look at the trunks of the Joshua in your pic they are quite thin.  The entire tree is struggling.  I had just moved back here in 2007 and I know that for the following years the desert flora was sparse compared to now.  What I mean by that is the smaller bushes and shrubs were much farther apart than they are now.  The desert is rather lush right now.

  • #390689

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Beautiful John, lovely light!

    • #390692

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Diane.  The light is the thing isn't it!!!

  • #390711

    beth
    Participant

    i think you caught it at just the right time!  gorgeous light!

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