Tag Archives: december

Staghorn Cholla – HDR Experiment

     Staghorn Cholla with Palo Verde Thomas Edison said about his experiments leading to the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Keeping Edison in mind, I find that every experiment is a … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear

It is incredible how a few of hours can be so productive. Because the lighting conditions were changing rapidly, for every photo that I took several more were missed while I set up my equipment. At first I worked hurriedly … Continue reading

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Saguaro

    Saguaro Sentinel The Saguaro cactus is an amazing plant. The largest cactus in the U.S., it is found only in the Sonora Desert that spreads from northern Mexico into Arizona. A fully mature Saguaro can grow to about 80 … Continue reading

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Oblivion

     Oblivion I tried rendering this image as both color and black and white. I think that black and white does the best of capturing the atmosphere of the moment. Perhaps it is a subconscious salute to all those science … Continue reading

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Barrel Cactus: Order from Chaos

     Barrel Cactus    12/03/2011 Often, Nature provides a wealth of subjects to photograph. The problem is that they are arranged according to Nature’s rules and may not readily fit into a human composition. This photo is an example of such … Continue reading

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Peace On Earth

     Papai Noel Visiting a Pre-school Serving Children from a Favela   12/22/2006  In December of 2006, my wife and I went to Salvador do Bahia, Brazil. We had decided to spend our Christmas volunteering. We hooked up with Global … Continue reading

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Sunset After a Desert Storm

For two days cold winds and rain swept across the desert. Overnight, the desert turned green. It was a relief to see the sun, even if only as it set. After sunset the sky cleared and it got cold. Heavy … Continue reading

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Autumn Light in the Canyon

My wife and I recently spent a few days with friends, outside of Tucson, in a house next to the Saguaro National Forest. It was an opportunity for Becky and I to rest and decompress. It was temporary respite from … Continue reading

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Mountains, Memories, Photos

Recently, Candice, a good friend visited from Milwaukee. She brought on her laptop pictures from her spring vacation out west: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. I loaded them on to a memory stick so that we could see them … Continue reading

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