Monday, January 6, 2014

Into The Sun

Pointing a camera at the sun is one of those things that one should not do. Life is filled with stuff that like that. Things that we know we aren't supposed to do, but try anyway and make it work.

This image, taken in Saguaro National Park this afternoon, works out pretty good once a Photoshop filter is applied and there is some digital fiddling with the photo. I like the way the cactus plants stand tall, as if they are defying the sun to set. The western hills figure into the picture, but don't really have much to say about anything. They are the backdrop to the drama between the stubborn saguaros and the ever powerful sun.

Still, it all works. The sun gets its say. The saguaros hang out to see another day. The hills hold firm, even if the camera is pointed into the sun.

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