It's fun to have some time to photograph areas other than home. It gives you a new perspective on things...(the scenery is quite different than Indiana). These photos were taken this week while spending a little time in Arizona.
I didn't realize this would happen, but I'm hooked...my camera has become a part of me...where ever I go, it goes. It has become a major new passion!!! But, boy do I have a lot to learn... and having fun doing it!
A close-up of the spines on the top of a cactus.
2. Found Texture
I had several choices for this one, but I ended up going with the bottle tree that has been "texturized" by the woodpeckers.
This "home", for possibly a cactus wren, is built in the very prickly teddy bear cholla cactus. This nest caught my eye and I found it interesting to see all of the scraps used to make it... some string, fabric, bark, feathers, etc.
I thought this cloud "cover" had very interesting shapes and colors. I took this photo right around sunset over the desert. Clouds are not a common occurrence in the desert, but this evening I was lucky to catch a photo.
The trees often grow out of the big rocks here in Arizona, it makes for some beautiful scenery. This shot, taken while exploring "The Boulders" in Carefree, (just north of Phoenix) also shows some great texture.