17 | March
"Desert Winter"
General: 6:10 PM on 3/12/06 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/100sec | f/8.0 | 23mm (37mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1
Flash: No

I would like to thank everyone for all the comments yesterday; I must admit I wasn't really expecting it! :)

Here is another shot which perhaps better illustrates the desert/snow contrast. Jeff Ambrose over at openroadimagery.com also has a similar picture from the same location. Just for the record, I uploaded this shot the day before yesterday, before I ever happened upon his shots. Pure coincidence!

categories: desert landscape nature

Thoughts of: bruno
March 17th, 2006 at 3:30 AM

sooo nice....realy nice.for me is this typical american shot. great nature, desert,snow, sun

america have everithing...nice Ryan. i realy enjoy it. :)

Thoughts of: Dean [Captured4Life]
March 17th, 2006 at 3:41 AM

I must admit I am incredibly jealous of the landscape you are seeing through your lenses...This is such a cool shot, love the angle and the composition is spot on.

Thoughts of: Chantal
March 17th, 2006 at 6:30 AM

beautiful sky, love the darker corner on the right.

Thoughts of: zac
March 17th, 2006 at 12:44 PM

another beautiful shot ryan!

Thoughts of: Jeff Ambrose
March 17th, 2006 at 4:55 PM

Ha no worries Ryan, I know for a fact both us and about 10,000 other people have the same shots. Love yours way more than mine though. You've got everything, leading lines from a fence, cactus, snow, puffy clouds, and a beautiful mountain. What more can you ask for?

Thoughts of: Dennis Rogers
March 18th, 2006 at 8:06 AM

What a great juxtaposition of snow, sunlight, and desert. Reminds me of hiking the Grand Canyon in October when we started hiking out of Hava Supai. We were hit iwith a major snow/sleet storm in the early morning and there was still snow on the ground once we reached the top about 5 hours later.

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
March 18th, 2006 at 9:36 PM

I love this one...very nice!

Thoughts of: 3 Horizons
March 20th, 2006 at 4:23 AM

The contrast of the snow against the seemingly warm (colors and temperature) really make this a striking image. Just gorgeous.

Marcelo Vilares

Thoughts of: Charlie Stout
March 20th, 2006 at 8:09 PM

This is sweet, Ryan. I haven't been able to get close enough to the mountains to get up in the snow. Only got 2wd!

Thoughts of: miles
March 20th, 2006 at 10:37 PM

Beautiful, to see the snow and the warm sun like that... great stuff.

Thoughts of: Andy
March 22nd, 2006 at 8:04 PM

It looks like the desert and the Rocky Mountains got smashed together. It's an intriguing contrast and, of course, a beautiful landscape.

Thoughts of: pei
April 3rd, 2006 at 8:43 PM

the desert is full of surprises. this is wonderful to see.

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