Photographer's Note

The first photo in my series of Goldfield Ghost Town was a viewpoint heading to the West, towards Phoenix….so I thought I’d offer up one in the opposite direction looking East, this time facing the Superstition Mountains. Obviously not the best direction to shoot against the rising sun, but it did help make for some strong foreground shadows which I thought added a little extra something to the scenery.

So here you have it…flat, dry, covered in prickly trees and cacti, and unrelentingly hot during the summer. I’m thoroughly convinced that the first people to settle here did so in the winter months and thought it was going to be like that year ‘round…..ha, big mistake! It really is an intriguing landscape though, and certainly has its beauty. As I stood on this balcony, fully realizing the current point in time, I still kept expecting to see covered wagons and cowboys on horseback making their way across the desert.

Hey, would you look at that…the cactus in the bottom right corner…could it be? Yep, sure is…the same one from this series of pictures. Doesn’t look quite so imposing from here, does it? :) Looks can sure be deceiving though!

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 3:45
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