Nod to Craig for the title here, hope he doesn’t mind that I stole the idea. :)
For the second time in a row, my plans to post a different photo were changed. This time it was Ike (ikeharel) who was the influence behind today’s picture, so this one goes out to him! I ask myself the same question also…“I wonder how many other TE members this happens to and how often?”
He had asked about the light in my previous shot, which was in fact late afternoon, as well as inquired about the possibility of a closer view of the mountains that were composed in the background…hoping to get a better sense of their size. Although this picture is not from the exact same area within the ranch property, it’s literally not more than 5 minutes away from that location and is part of the same mountain range.
Seen here is Saguaro Lake itself. I chose this picture because of the two small boats and buoys which should hopefully give a good sense of the scope and scale of these mountains. They may not be as big or majestic of say, the Alps…but mountains none the less.
This is a very popular spot during the heat of the summer months, the lake is full of boats and water activities. As you can tell though, at this point of the year, you pretty much have the place to yourself.
On a side note, in case you were thinking the shutter speed and aperture were a bit backwards, it was because I was using a long focal length without a tripod (I was lazy and left it in the car. Fail.), and was trying to obtain a fast enough speed to eliminate as much camera shake as possible.
Thanks for stopping by.
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ikeharel (62959) 2013-10-27 0:53
Thanks Jason, a compliment is always nice to ge.
I like this close range view over the lake and mountains, the rocks formation mingle with desert typical cactuses of Arizone and blue water in contrast.
White spots of the boats just gave the idea of how big the place is. Cheers for the fine shot posted.
Have a nice Sunday,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-27 3:41
Haha,now we gonna blame one another:)new tradition on TE:)
But seriously my friend the shot is great!so different from what we used to see from Arizona.Even if Ike spoiled your plans,this picture deserves attention and of course appreciation on TE!And it´s your another devoid of people picture,where I do not feel this "emptiness".Maybe it´s because of so captivating,vivid colors,which animate the scene so nicely.
Really magnificent composition Jason!
Have a good sunday
Noel_Byrne (27430) 2013-10-27 4:22
I am sorry to show my stupid vacuous mind, but when I read your title, my first thought was "What, Tuna Turners husband? What did he do??"
I really like this scene and as Krzysztof says, its so far from the normal arid dry conditions I would imagine from Arizona. The water has a beautiful blue color to it (I am beginning to think there is something wrong with Irish Seas, all our water looks grey and miserable) and this blue compliments the greenery so well. The rocky outcrops look superb, a real testament to the natural history of this place. I can well understand why this is so popular with boaters.
Cheers as always, have a great Sunday
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-27 4:26
great landscape and very nice warm light. I like the bits of green on the otherwise reddish mounatins and the wholeness contrasting with blue sea. Good colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (144294) 2013-10-27 5:24
I know not exactly with which camera you works, but almost all information can you find via photo program, copy and placed this simple under your picture, see my pictures.
Every can see how you makes a picture.
Your picture is nice sharp and clear taken.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (67462) 2013-10-27 5:44
C'est en regardant cette image de plus près et en voyant les voiles blanches sur le lac qu'on constate l'immensité du paysage et la hauteur des montagnes. La lumière est extraordinaire sur les rochers.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-27 5:45
a shot that amplifies how varied and beautiful the state of Arizona is. Must admit I have not seen this part and now want to re-visit to experience it first hand. I love the stove pipe cacti on the lake shore and the stark relief of the rocky outcrops over the blue waters. Magical!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Could certainly do with some of your Phoenix heat here, currently blowing a gale and a hurricane named St Jude is set to hit the English south coast early Monday morning. St Jude is the patron saint of depression and lost causes and his feast day is on Monday - only in the UK could they make it into some sort of joke. Battening down the hatches and fearing the worst. B.
cornejo (35849) 2013-10-27 11:24
Hi Jason, lovely view of this beautiful place, well captured with good insight in this beautiful photograph. An interesting picture with a nice light, good sharpness, depth and quality. A great and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (24423) 2013-10-27 11:35
A wonderful landscape picture.
Excellent sharpness. Beautiful colour contrasts.
I suspect that these cacti are huge.
Best regards, Paul
mirosu (15302) 2013-10-27 19:15
You managed an excellent mountains close up photo. I like the details in very good soft (late afternoon?) light and the very nice contrast against blue sea water. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
serp2000 (42090) 2013-10-28 11:25
I think it was the last day of September )) Another interesting presentation of the nature in Arizona. And when I see the cactuses I just instinctively pull my legs. It was really amazing experience. Thanks for that attraction.
delpeoples (55090) 2013-10-29 4:55
hehehe poor Ike and Gosia... or should I be thanking them for making you post this? Anyway, a lovely shot, the red earth really is stunning and reminds me a little of some of the coastline here in Australia. Anyway, you did really well with the long lens and no tripod, I find that the sharpness really does fall off without a tripod. There is a slight loss here, but not dramatically so. beautiful contrasts and good management of the harsh light.
Have a happy day
jemaflor (89405) 2013-10-29 11:50
Beautiful landscape, good frame and colors with a perfect light capture.
Cricri (111433) 2013-10-29 12:04
Voila qui va faire plaisir a notre ami Ike :-) même depuis la voiture :-) là je ne dirais pas plus car je le fait aussi...
Beau paysage avec les découpes des montagnes rocheuses entre le vert et le bleu, belle présentation
Une belle soirée a toi
claudeD (35495) 2013-10-30 8:56
I like this interesting lakeside view very much. Very good composition and fine colors and contrasts.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adores (41028) 2013-11-06 15:34
It must be great to visit that place on a boat - the rocks look huge! Good pov, light and colours!
mcmtanyel (16667) 2013-12-12 18:03
It's always someone else's fault. I've heard it all before, yeah, blame it on someone else! But wait a minute, fault, what fault? The only fault in this photo, if there is one, might be of the geological kind.