Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sandy Wash~Shadow Shot Sunday 020611

We found this dry, sandy wash in Anza Borrego when we took our photography class a couple of weeks ago. Shadow Shot Sunday for February 6, 2011. To visit other players, please stop by:
http://heyharriet.blogspot.com/ Update: For those of you who asked about this wash, it was right off the dirt road in another larger wash which is the main route into Font's Point. You CANNOT drive that road with a normal car! You either need a 4 wheel drive OR a high clearance vehicle (we have a 2 wheel drive XTERRA). The reason is that the road IS a dried out wash! There is a lot of soft sand there and when I drove it, hubby kept yelling, "Floor it and don't STOP!" We did caravan in with our photography group and I would definitely advise you to not risk getting stuck in the wash or drive it alone! However, we did see a family there who drove their Suburban in and they did make it. BUT...there is NO cell phone service out there, so if you get stuck, you would have to wait for another car to come along. Fortunately, it IS a popular photo spot and people and tour companies do drive out there through the wash. Finally, there is a tour company in Borrego and they take 4 wheel drive big ex-military transports through the wash and down into the canyons. Just be sensible if you wish to visit Font's Point. You can certainly ask around the town of Borrego and find out more information about it. My header photo was taken at the end of the wash, looking out across the badlands at Font's Point.

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot for the day! I do love the ones in the sand, they just seem to have a different texture to them! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I used to teach in Seeley (near El Centro), commuting (weekly, not daily) to home in Temecula. The Anza-Borrego Desert is one of my favorite places in the world!

SILLY SHADOW DITTY

Shadows may or may not be
Patterns of urbanity.
If a shadow threatens you,
Here, my dear, is what to do:
Grab the shadow by the throat,
Toss it to a billy goat,
So the goat can chomp and chew,
Keeping it away from you!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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chubskulit said...

Pretty shot!

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sue said...

this reminds me it would be good to get out in the desert again. Happy SSS.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Living in the desert myself years ago, I know what glorious photo ops they provide for us...yours is great. And to think, a heavy rainstorm could flood it in no time!!!



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Serendipity said...

Very nice shadow shot. Desert shots always seem so exotic to me!