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The Painted Desert

We just got back from a three day trip to the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert in northeastern Arizona. What an incredible place!. We put a lot of miles on our hiking boots, and saw some amazing and other–worldly landscapes, This was my first time there, but it will definitely not be my last.

This image was made from Kachina Point which is an overlook at the Painted Desert Inn. Before the trip was over, we hiked down into the Painted Desert/Black Forest Wilderness which is visible in the background of this photo.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 17–35 mm f 2.8 zoom lens, circular polarizer, Bogen tripod


2 responses

  1. This black background/theme is ideal for showcasing these images, and your writing is clear and poignant. I first thought “Painted Dessert” may be a reference to the painted dessert road or canyon I hiked in California, about 20 minutes outside Palm Springs…similar colors in the rock, but the vistas were not nearly as layered as this. Nice work. Thank you for sharing this!


    March 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

  2. Jim

    Thanks Silky:
    I appreciate the kind words about my photography.


    March 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

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