Juniper in Soft Focus

Juniper in Soft Focus

Went out in the snow today to take some shots. Wound up at the Sibley Nature Center. This is a shot of some juniper berries on a tree next to the visitor’s center. Used a soft focus on this one, no flash. I thought at first I’d caught some snowflakes in this shot, too, but after wiping off my computer screen… *sigh*

It was just some dust.

Posted by Been There Photography on 2009-12-30 02:47:08

Tagged: , Nikon , D60 , NikonD60 , Midland , Texas , desert , southwest , west , nature , SibleyNatureCenter , Llano , Estacado , LlanoEstacado , winter , juniper , berry , berries , blue , green , snow

A Generator and Dust

A Generator and Dust

The morning after the horrendous thunderstorm at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. We heard a number of generators running (we had no power ourselves). This one was outside the registration office. It didn’t produce enough juice for them to get their computers going, though. They made a note that we were leaving and that half a tree had fallen on our cabin — but the note was handwritten and our bill was left settled.

The air got dusty whenever any kind of vehicle went by. The mud from the flood dried to a fine powder that was easily raised — and then hung in the air and spread all around. I’ve seen floods after hurricanes where everything touched by the water showed some kind of mark. After this storm everything looked covered with powder.

Originally posted in 2006.

Posted by AntyDiluvian on 2015-07-09 19:23:07

Tagged: , california , southwest , desert , mohave desert , death valley , valley , national park , badwater , ranch , furnace creek , 109 , thunder , lightning , thunderstorm , wind , heat , generator , dust , bill , our bill