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May 19, 2011

Rainbow Canyon, Barstow






Off in the east an isolated storm is boiling over the desert, a mass of lavender clouds bombarding the earth with lightning and trailing curtains of rain. The distance is so great that I cannot hear the thunder. Between here and there and me and the mountains it’s the canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives...

~ from Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey


18 comments:

  1. Abbey rocks ! And so do you...

    And somewhere in that labyrinthine maze of slots and cul de sacs and drop offs and slickrock, there wanders a lone jackass, looking for a stone ledge to sleep under, near a source of clear water, no mountain lions near, chomping sparse grass where he can find it... gazing at the ghosts of lost miners who ventured into those mapless canyons, and never came out... yes, and the bones of bandits, who pulled one last stickup, robbed a stage, then hightailed it into the badlands. Must be gold buried in there somewhere...

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  2. Further to Owen's comments, the gold is the photographs themselves. Unbelievably amazingly beautiful, in tones, contrast, grandeur, crispness of focus, textures of the landcape, and those amazing clouds. Just astounding, really. You totally rock!

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  3. Your shots are spectacular! The color of these mountains is from another world! I am fascinated by your process, always with a personal style. This desert is beautiful photos I can almost feel the storm! Besos!

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  4. Whoa! These photographs are mesmerizing both in their beauty and excellence. I bow in awe.

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  5. The gold is buried not in them there hills but within you. What an amazing artist you are!

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  6. Oh, look at that sky in the second photo. Beautiful colors and excellent photos.

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  7. Beauuuuuuutiful!

    What time of day is it? How do you find these views?

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  8. oh!!! beyond stunning...

    and lavender clouds! the words dissipate in the lavender air, the storm sweeps through me, leaving me pure and beyond mind...

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  9. The colors are awesome, i love them

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  10. Yoo hoo...it's me...finally got my blog up thanks to you. A minute ago, I lost it again. But here I am for now. So, I am saying hi while I can!!! (I love your photos, of course...wish I was there wandering the hills, and frankly, chewing on a peyote button!!)

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  11. Breathtaking! This is one of your best posts, I believe. I'm in awe, Stickup Artist. Congratulations!

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  12. Love the clarity of colors...beautiful shots!

    BG

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  13. It’s always a pleasure
    to see such a Wonderful Work
    good creations

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  14. Hello..

    These pictures are wonderful, the greatness and power of nature .. I love this stormy sky and the colors are unique ..
    Thank you for coming back to me and explain the lives of these beautiful asses .. my heart feels better .. how nice of you ..:o)
    i send you all my best thoughts...

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  15. the hoodoo - it's a term, yes? I opened the link to Barstow thinking what can this girl do to surprise us over what we normally think of as a dismal place - and of course - you kick it

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