Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Carlsbad Desert Landscapes





The land over Carlsbad Caverns has its own austere beauty: desert, severe, astounding. Rather than spending time in the gorgeous caves, I spent my time out in the warm sunlight, on the top of the plateau, high above the plains.



I made several photos in infrared while visiting this time, as the sun and land seemed to starkly call to it. Pure simplicity of forms and light.



ocotillo spines
whiskering mesa clifftops—
high desert stillness

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2 Comments:

Blogger Elisabeth said...

This forbidding landscape certainly has its beauty, Art, which is so well captured in your photographs.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Thanks, E. It's a pretty amazing place.

1:02 AM  

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