I included much of desertic dried bushes at foreground for an impression of intense heat surrounding this adobe dwelling.
Those buildings made of sun-dried earth bricks are common in the southwestern North America, Asia, Africa and in Spain.
An adobe brick is a composite material made of clay mixed with water and an organic material such as straw that holds particles together.
The same mixture without straw is used as plaster on both sides of walls.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-05-03 14:26
Hello Robert! Very interesting architecture. Wonderful red house. Superb natural scenery. Good landscape. Fine shot. Very fine exposure. Original work. Ideal frame. Well done!
Cortez236 (1275) 2010-05-03 15:20
love your shot, looks like a face peeking up above the scrub, the two windows look like eyes with the white spots!
Zbychu (0) 2010-05-03 16:41
Good description, but I'm really not that sure it's real adobe building. Just modern southwestern style design. Sorry
daddo (20641) 2010-05-03 17:18
Hi Robert.Obviously it's not a native building but a modern one using the adobe brick. Is it a ranch or a tourist hotel? Loks fairly large, whatever it is. What makes it relevant is how well it blends with the environment and I would assume the material provides good insulation in both summer and winter. Revealing POV.Regards. Klaudio.
gunbud (34066) 2010-05-03 20:49
You certainly get around and this is a unique contribtion to TE.
The lovely southwestern architecture is a fine compliment to the vivid blue sky and lovely coulds.
pablominto (53744) 2010-05-03 22:32
The dry vegetation is stunning!
Not only the brush but also the trees seem like they have been inside the microwave, not place for me for sure...
The thick walls give some protection against the heat but still - too hot for me!
eldancer1 (20824) 2010-05-04 13:47
Very New Mexico type of architecture, wonderful capture. I love the colors especially of the sky and clouds.
tedesse (24006) 2010-05-06 15:43
Excellent POV and DOF.Wonderful landscape,lovely colours and light.Very well done.
andywo (4703) 2010-05-08 11:49
Interesting shot from Santa Fe. I like the compo and nice, warm colours.
All the best,
ikeharel (44057) 2011-11-14 5:03
The title explain what you had done, but the picture show desert surroundings, and there is a beauty in a desert, before the PP rendered.
Nice collected, well done.
- Copyright: Robert Deschenes (clic) (12467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.0, 1/185 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-03 14:16