Places Remembered: Desert Drama

Amid many pressing distractions, I’ve managed a quick look at my archives for this date in history and found this image that I made 15 years ago from my window seat during a flight from Mexico City to Phoenix, Arizona. I think I had crossed the border when this scene presented itself, but I can’t be certain. It doesn’t have the resolution I’ve come to expect in more recent times, but I rather like its resulting larger grain, and I’m very fond of its abstract patterns and shadings and the way the plants bracket the various waterways.

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9 Responses to Places Remembered: Desert Drama

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good picture, Gary – and my sort of country! :)

  2. At first glance I was tempted to read your title as Desert Karma. And speaking of reincarnation, and even though you say you’re happy with the graininess of this image, it could take on a new life thanks to software like Topaz JPEG to RAW AI and Topaz Gigapixel AI. That aside, you’ve got a lovely image here and I can see why you’re fond of it.

  3. shoreacres says:

    Sandstone and teal/turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations, so this appeals on that basis alone. Through the middle of the image, it looks like the mountains themselves are flowing in a serpentine pattern.

    • krikitarts says:

      It’s so tempting to wish one could be down there at ground level and able to explore it up close, but it’s probably miles from nowhere and there are no roads that I can see. Probably better to leave it to a fertile imagination. But, yes, the color combinations are so fascinating.

  4. Vicki says:

    A very appealing shot of the landscape, Gary. Like Linda (Shoreacres), I find the colour combinations alone appealing. I don’t think I’d like to be lost at ground level though. It looks a harsh and unforgiving location.

  5. Resolution schmesolution. It’s a fantastic view and almost…almost…enough to get me in a plane again. The one time I flew we went over Utah and I have to admit I enjoyed the views. I love the land formation in this shot and the color variations.

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