Photographer's Note

In conjunction with Serghei’s photo I thought I’d take you right along the river bank for a view looking down stream…unfortunately there were no chairs placed below to have a seat. :)

This is part of Saguaro Lake Ranch, which is private property. The last time I visited alone I was promptly directed off the site…I was told that the owner had finally reached a breaking point in dealing with photographers that were not respectful enough on the land or to his guests. When I explained that Serghei was visiting from such a distance as Russia, he decided to allow us about 20 minutes to go and take pictures. With a panoramic view that encompasses the Bulldog and Superstition Mountains and the wilderness made famous by the writings of Zane Grey, the Ranch is literally and figuratively a vacation oasis on the banks of the Salt River.

The late afternoon light was absolutely perfect for the setting and warm atmosphere, however, it was not the mostly friendly for the camera when trying to manage the layers of light and color…especially without a tripod!? It would have been much better of course with the morning light coming in from the other direction, but sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

This is an extremely popular river during the summer months for casually tubing the waterway and getting some refreshment from the blistering heat. I would imagine though that the guests at this private ranch are none too happy when groups of drunken fools pass by on their rafts and tubes making all sorts of noise and annoyances in an otherwise calm and relaxing atmosphere. A small price to pay I suppose for this kind of scenery. The river itself is about 200 miles (320 km) long.

Thanks for taking a look.

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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: 2013-10-01
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-04 23:55
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Points: 38
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