This is looking inland from the beach. I'm accustomed to seeing saguaros more widely spaced with only a few branches and little other growth. Down here the Saguaros sometimes have as many as 30 branches. In the spring there are 6-8 large waxy flowers on the top of the branches.
On the Sea of Cortez side, the growth was lush and tropical. There were plants that looked like wild bouganvilla and yellow morning glories and the mango trees were blooming. The rainy season is September and October; a hurrricane had destroyed people and property in September.
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qpochet (1412) 2006-12-02 10:34
I love that kind of landscape, so special for me, Mexico is a beautiful country. The shot is very nice with beautiful colours and light. Nice composition as well with the cactus on the foreground.
besnard (48813) 2006-12-02 10:43
Très joli paysage avec des couleurs douces et la plante du 1er plan attire le regard et a une grande importance dans la composition. Le ciel est très beau.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
isabela_sor (47265) 2006-12-02 12:11
This view is very unusual for me and very interesting in the same time ...I like very much this impressive cactus on the foreground
A good composition,natural colors,Pat
All the best
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2006-12-02 14:08
Lovely capture of the plants. Nice colours and composition.
ahmetgedikli (25064) 2006-12-02 16:29
Great shot and nice lighting. POV, colors and composition are excellent.
isabib (1953) 2006-12-02 17:02
Nice composition of the cactus. I like the layered look on the background and colors. TFS!
gunbud (34052) 2006-12-02 17:10
Looks like a scene out of a John Ford flick, expect John Wayne and Gabby Hays to show up. Beautiful sky framed with the tall catcus love the way the distant mountains are barely visible.
Gerrit (43743) 2006-12-02 18:48
Good compo with the giant in the fg. These are real photogenic catcti. Great colours too.
ribeiroantonio (22618) 2006-12-02 22:32
This is a very nice picture, even if it looks a bit pale. I really like the composition and that mass of clouds. Well done.
delkoo (68) 2006-12-03 3:41
when I see this kind of cactus I think immediately at candlestick, this is a lovely landscape with a beautiful cloudy sky.
I run out me -:)) tomorrow
ALIRIZA (16419) 2006-12-03 7:40
Great POV with the impressive cactus on the foreground. I really like the composition and that dark clouds a lot. Well done my friend...
Have a nice week...
feather (51128) 2006-12-03 9:53
Well composed with the fg saguaro well to the right as if it is guarding those below and admiring the mountain view. I also like the mango blossom in the WS. Very impressive.
xuaxo (6830) 2006-12-03 10:59
Nice clouds and beautiful saguaros, but I don't like the line across the picture.
Davidwh (3662) 2006-12-03 15:33
These images from Mexico are really nice.Nicely composed with the foreground cactus and the clarity and detail are excellent.An alien landscape to me as I've only seen something similar in a "Western" movie....maybe John Wane will appear out od the distance!Great stuff...take care.
pranab (5354) 2006-12-03 22:46
wonderful pov with great clarity. nice color saturation and the placement of the saguaro plant on the right. this gives us the depth of this composition.
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-03 22:56
Hi Pat. When I think of Mexico this is just the sort of landscape that comes to mind in Baja. It's great the way you included the big cactus on the right. That gives you depth as well as a strong foreground. Very nicely done!
robertosalguero (196) 2006-12-04 0:23
This is a n awesome picture, not just for the cactus on the right but also because the scenery near and far looks great. The mountains in the distance add so much dimension to this picture. The layering, I see two ranges of mountains and the clouds truly make a great backdrop for the green foreground. I have never seen cactus this size in my life. I am used to the tiny ones I see at the store. Nice picture Pat :-)
pboehringer (770) 2006-12-04 0:33
Excelent DOF showing the huge cactus on the right foreground like openning the scenario for all the others in the background and nicely framed with the far background of the mountains.
You got me little bit confused with your WS posts. Mango? What kind of mango is that? Certainly not the one that gives the mango fruits ... ?
markstaples (15670) 2006-12-04 17:15
Well framed with beautiful colours. The lighting is also very nice. Lovely work.
john_c (24662) 2006-12-04 21:55
This looks like soft evening light. There is good clarity of detail and I like the varying layers, with the distant mountains just discernible. An interesting note, as always. Well captured, Pat.
pablominto (53744) 2006-12-05 1:33
An admirable composition with the cactus!
A lovely view with a fine sense of depth, a wonderful sky with well exposed clouds...
A simple composition but telling the story of this landscape!
TeresaT (10806) 2006-12-05 10:35
This is really a Mexican scene...with the cactus and this almost desert vegetations.
This huge catus of the foreground is very well positioned.
I also like this golden light refelcted on the vegetation.
And the colours are great.
josepmarin (55063) 2006-12-05 12:12
A very good setting, with the great cactus aside leaving space to see this dry and desert landscape.
The background is magnificent, I like the mountains and the sky with the big clouds. It is an attractive and spectacular, caught well image.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-12-06 2:14
Hi Pat. Nice photo. Interesting cacti and interesting sky to cap them. Thanks for sharing.
Angshu (51174) 2006-12-07 22:40
An impressive view of the mountains capped with the clouds, while the saguaros in the FG also seem to admire the beauty. The colours in the WS is bright & nice, but somewhere between this & WS would perhaps be most appropriate. Very nice!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-03 15:37
Hi Pat - I chose this because I find saguaros so fascianting and typify the desert landscapes of the southwest from my imagination, seeing them here against a stormy sky adds another dimension, as theyb are usually seen under a clear sky.
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70 DSLR, Tamron 200-500 mm, 1.5-6.3, Cokin 121 (grad. ND 4x)
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-02 10:30