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, December 14, 2013

"Light" ~ A Personal Photo Challenge~ December 14, 2013

This week's challenge for A Personal Photo Challenge is light.  Well, we sure have plenty of light here in the desert!  One afternoon this fall I took my camera and went up to the Living Desert Reserve here in Palm Desert.  I love late afternoon light.  The shadows are long, the colors are yellow...very pretty!  Here are some photos I took that afternoon for this week's challenge...enjoy!  To visit "A Personal Photo Challenge", please go to this link:   http://apersonalphotochallenge.blogspot.com/    I should also include my header photo.  That was taken at the lake on the road by the Superstition Mountains a couple of years ago.  Hubby and I stopped to take photos at a turnout and I glanced back just as the sun was turning the cliffs that golden color.  On our way back, they were gray again...Maybe that was the gold the Spanish were seeking in the southwest?  Cliffs of gold?  HA~That's what dreams are made of, right?   ***UPDATE***The header photo was taken at Canyon Lake, part of the Superstition Mountain wilderness area.





8 comments:

Donna said...

These are all great examples of how light can enhance the textures in a scene. And I agree about the beauty of late afternoon light and the sun is low in the horizon. Gosh, I adore that header photo - it's a spectacular one with that golden glow!

Donna said...

Loved your shots but I must admit that I just sat here staring at all that golden light on the mountain! Beautiful!
Happy weekend!
hughugs

Linda H said...

Love your header photo- I have been at that lake when we visited Arizona, probably 15 years ago now, and my cousin who lived in Phoenix at the time took us up there. Beautiful, and you have captured that golden light so perfectly! Your other shots are great too- really like the egret (I think?) and the butterfly.

Vee said...

The butterfly! Thats's the one my eye went straight to. I do think that the quality of the light is wonderful in the desert.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, your photos are all gorgeous. And, I really love your header photo that just glows with light.

Rambling Woods said...

I hope all is going well for you Cheryl Ann and that you have a wonderful holiday season...Michelle

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh yes your header photo just oozes magical light.

I really love how you've captured the white heron with the light of the sun kissing it's feathers - beautiful.

ClickNCamera said...

Gorgeous!