Seasons of the Western Desert
Seasons in the desert southwest are defined and depicted as much by water (or its absence) as by temperature. The desert has a seasonal rhythm that is inverted from temperate zones; summer is the dormant season when we seek shelter. Life is most evident in the other three quarters of the year.
18 imagesSpring comes early in the desert. Rather than April or May, February fruit tree blooms are common. These macro images are of blooms on apple, nectarine, and almond trees. Available light, early morning.
40 imagesI’m always hyper- motivated by two events in nature: the spring bloom and fall color. They are symbolic of new life and last breath. The desert is never more alive than at these two portions of the earth's annual elliptical cruise around the sun.
19 imagesI am always hyper-motivated by two events in nature: the spring bloom and the arrival of fall color. Spring reprsents new life and fall color is symbolic of the year’s last breath. The desert is never more alive than at these two portions of the earth's annual elliptical cruise around the sun.
7 imagesBrilliant white snow on vibrant red sandstone. What a combination for color photography. It may look warm and inviting, however waist deep in snow at this altitude means sub-zero temperatures. Keep your camera batteries warm inside your parka.