Tuesday, May 06, 2008

"Desert Beauty"

"Desert Beauty"
© David A. Ziser

This image was made while exploring the scenery right outside Las Vegas during a short road trip on the way to Mt. Charleston. This is always a great drive as you move through the desert then eventually at 9,000 feet your are looking at snow everywhere. On the way, we hopped out of the car and just roamed the desert for about 45 minutes. At the desert level, it is quite beautiful with desert flowers, sandstone formation, and cacti everywhere. This is an image of one of those cacti. It was mid-day, the sun was bright and fairly high in the sky. I love the composition of the shot with the three predominant colors of yellow and green set against the vibrant blue color of the sky. The sharp needle-like points of the plant imply a cautionary viewing of the desert beauty abounding. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 17-85mm lens at 24mm, F13 @ 1/250 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David

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