17 | June
"Desert Oasis"
General: 5:33 PM on 3/13/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/5.6 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

The main reason I like this shot is the depiction of the desert in the springtime. Compared to the dry, hot summers and the brown, dusty winters, spring is a welcome sight.

I haven't been out shooting for about a week; hopefully soon. This summer is turning out to be yet another busy one. What else is new...

categories: desert landscape nature

Thoughts of: philip
June 17th, 2005 at 3:37 AM

i like the shadows on the cliffs. Good lighting, and composition. the sky colour is astounding.

Thoughts of: yungyaw
June 17th, 2005 at 4:16 AM

Ah, so this is another angle of yesterday's shot? Pretty interesting to know the size of the mountain. This is well composed. A green desert. I never know that the grass will cover whole desert in spring. Nice photo.

Thoughts of: Ian
June 17th, 2005 at 5:42 AM

Fabulous shot Ryan - love the compositional balance in this one.

Thoughts of: Chet
June 17th, 2005 at 5:44 AM

Words fail. I love the rich color.

Thoughts of: n.smile
June 17th, 2005 at 7:21 AM

the angle and light are both so dramatic. i like it a lot.

Thoughts of: Darren
June 17th, 2005 at 8:10 AM

This is gorgeous. A wonderful landscape shot.

Thoughts of: Alastair
June 17th, 2005 at 9:33 AM

That's such a beautiful image; I'd love to hike around in a place like this - it's excellently composed.

Thoughts of: Alec Long
June 17th, 2005 at 10:25 AM

Stunningly crisp and beautiful! Excellent composition, Ryan.

Thoughts of: alexandra
June 17th, 2005 at 11:02 AM

If that's the desert in bloom, I've been missing out. Love the composition on this one too, with the sweep from right to left drawing you along the vista. And, of course, the colour palette is gorgeous.

Thoughts of: Michael Czeiszperger
June 17th, 2005 at 11:07 AM

The color interaction is very nice... Blues into browns into greens. Did you use a circular polarizer or touch it up in PS?

Thoughts of: Mark
June 17th, 2005 at 12:21 PM

This shot really makes the world look big ;) Great colors

Thoughts of: paul
June 17th, 2005 at 8:50 PM

..............., now that makes for a definate walking and some chilling out.

Thoughts of: Nik
June 17th, 2005 at 10:28 PM

Absolutely Georgeous!!

Thoughts of: Tristan
June 19th, 2005 at 1:20 AM

Expansive! I really like the buildings on the right. It would be wonderful if you were about twice as close to them and over to the right a bit, so they were more visible, and in contrast to the gigantic mountain. Right now they're almost invisible, so you don't get that size contrast unless you look really closely...

Also, the foreground seems confused; cut off. Were you kneeling or standing?

Nice processing as well. Very contrasty; sort of makes it seem like an old western photo.

Thoughts of: frisky?
June 19th, 2005 at 11:32 AM

wow! youre right - not the way Im used to seeing the desert. nice work.

Thoughts of: genedavinci
June 20th, 2005 at 12:07 AM

breathtaking view. i wish i have a 4wd and just drive thru the field. nice capture :)

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
June 20th, 2005 at 10:44 AM


Thoughts of: G N Bassett
June 20th, 2005 at 1:14 PM

This is perfect. Absolutely perfect. Such stunning beauty and well-photographed, too.

Thoughts of: Jasmin
June 21st, 2005 at 4:54 AM

I wonder: is this near where you live, or did you have to wander far? In any case, you are so lucky to be able to look out and see such beauty.

Thoughts of: owen
June 21st, 2005 at 6:45 AM


Thoughts of: Abe
June 21st, 2005 at 11:56 AM

Really nice - I really enjoy this wide-open feel you've captured.

Thoughts of: pilgrim
June 21st, 2005 at 12:00 PM

Love the saturated tones, and the curved shape of the horizon, almost like a wave! Great composition!

Thoughts of: izzy
June 23rd, 2005 at 8:46 AM


Is there any possibility to make it as a pano? I feel there are something interesting out of the right hand side..

Thoughts of: pixelcatcher
June 28th, 2005 at 4:09 PM

wish we had landscapes like that here :)

love it!

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