Subtle Desert Beauty

A Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) blooms amidst granitic boulder in the Inner Pasture, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California; March 2022.

Here are a few “leftover” desert impressions from the earlier months of 2022, all made in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how landscape photos, even the intimate ones, always appear to, or perhaps even have to, carry some element to “wow” people — through subject, color, light, atmospheric conditions, and so on. I feel this is too limiting.

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May 2022 End Notes

Looking north from Fosters Point at sunset, with a view of Garnet Peak, Granite Mountain, the distant Santa Rosa Mountains and Mason Valley below; Laguna Mountains, California; May 2022.

May is over, and it feels like I’ve spent most of the time that I had available with a lot of “behind the scenes” work, cleaning up… and most of it has been pretty invisible! You can read about what I’ve been doing. One or the other thought about the plant & flower photography is worth sharing too, this month. You’ll find that and more below, in my monthly end notes for May 2022. Garnished with a few photos too, as usual!

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