Friday, February 15, 2008

Images
of the
Desert
As I was saying, it is hard for me to "see" a new environment, to actually get a feel
for the place. One thing I've learned is to start early and grab one or two token sunrise shots

The color helps while the cacti give a sense of place. And this place is magic when someone who does know it well is there to teach.These little guys will leave you with painful barbs if you get anywhere near them. Interestingly, you can knock of a piece (which Bill did), burn off the barbs (which Bill did) and slice it open to eat the pulp (which mowe all did). It "asted" like a tasteless melon. The natives in the area used to eat the stuff which is, as it tuns out, an excellent (and their only) source of vitamin C. Not one of us got scurvy while out there.

Other wise, it has been surprisingly cool. We have heard that an impending snow storm may prevent our return home on Sunday. More tomorrow.

Paddle safe...

DS

3 comments:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Great pics!!

Wendy Killoran said...

The desert is a special place. Beautiful photographs. Hope you make it home safe.

Silbs said...

Thank you both. I have just arrived home and look forward to reviewing the images I shot. I was just starting to get a feel for the place and wish I had had more time.