Organ Pipe

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins
edited February 9, 2017 in Landscapes

I've lived in Arizona for a long time but had never been to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, so I decided to go. Criticism is always welcome.

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5 The best cluster of organ pipe cacti I saw was at the wrong time of day, alas.

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Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,798Registered Users Major grins

    Wow Don! Love #4 to #8 completely!

    All nice, but wondering if in #1, taking some off the top would help......
    Cheers~!

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 234Registered Users Major grins

    All excellent images!!!

    I visited Organ Pipe last Easter, what an enchanting location and a destination that should be on any photographer's "got to get to" list.

    BTW...I will be working in Scottsdale in Dec. If I extend my stay for some excursion/photograph activities are you able to recommend some interesting, non-tourist, off-the-path destination/sites I could investigate for a day or two of photography? Much appreciated!

    I like all of the images...wondering if you took #3 or #8 and tightly cropped the image, to produce a vertical rendition, what the effect might be.

    Thanks for sharing these!!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins

    Taz, thanks. "All nice, but wondering if in #1, taking some off the top would help......" I think so. If I were indifferent to the aspect ratio, I'd do it, but for several reasons I'm trying to keep everything in the original aspect ratio these days. With 8, that was impossible.

    El Gato, thanks. "If I extend my stay for some excursion/photograph activities are you able to recommend some interesting, non-tourist, off-the-path destination/sites I could investigate for a day or two of photography?" Absolutely. If you decide to extend your stay, send me a private message and we can arrange to talk.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 10,936Super Moderators moderator

    Organ Pipe is on my wishlist of places to visit, wonderful to see photos from there. I really like this set, #4 and #7 are my favorites.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,098Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice work, Don. I think you capture the essence of the desert exceptionally well....better than most.

    Stay safe,

    Tom

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 898Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Very nice work, Don. I think you capture the essence of the desert exceptionally well....better than most.

    Stay safe,

    Tom

    Took the words right out of my mouth. Don, your desert photography always inspires me.

    Phil

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins

    Denise, Tom, thanks very much. Denise, Organ Pipe is not the easiest place to visit. I recommend camping, as at the moment the nearest motels are 40 miles away. Tom, I keep trying, and I still find the Sonoran Desert hard photograph, but it's good that you think I'm getting there.

  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 107Registered Users Major grins

    Great images. I miss Arizona so much.

    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins

    TMcEwen, thanks.

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,851Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice photos! I too like the #8, #7 and #4

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  • Eldon SheaEldon Shea Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins

    Amazing color in #8. Very nice series!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins

    Tatiana, Eldon, thanks for the comments!

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,554Registered Users Major grins

    Wonderful!!!! I especially like the light in # 7! 1 & 3 are classic.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 1,974Registered Users Major grins

    AnnaMaria, thanks very much. You should go!

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