Arizona

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No. 2400

At Biosphere 2 in Arizona the land around the main building was sold to developers to fund the experiment and for maintenance. Unfortunately all the houses there looked very empty, but maybe that was because it was in January and in the off season. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 […]

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Fire!

Fire burns brightly in a bonfire lit at the ranch in Arizona. I ruined my coat by standing downwind of the fire. The smell of smoke was impossible to get out! Still, got a few nice shots! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 75mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/40s

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The faraway hills of Arizona

When I’d look out on the desert landscape and watch the sun soak away as night fell I was always reminded of Terry Pratchett’s description of sunrise on Discworld where the sunlight slowly filled in all the dark parts of the landscape. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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Wind Chimes

Wind chimes swayed gently in the almost breeze at the ranch in Arizona. Actually, I’m not sure if they’re wind chimes or bells but I suppose there’s not much difference. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Margi, of Ladywolf Glass

Margi is an artist and business woman living in Oracle, Arizona in the US. She makes beautiful handmade jewelry and glass beads from this small building near an iron smith in the town. I bought a few items for my wife and she loves them. If you’re near Oracle, call in and say hi. She’s […]

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Bench and Wheel

A decorative bench and wheel on the ranch in Arizona. I took so many shots of the place I’m still struggling to catch up and mark the ones I want to work on but I will eventually get to them. I suspect some may not see the light of day until next year though! Aperture […]

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A place to live in the trees

I noticed this small hut while out walking one afternoon on the ranch in Arizon last January. Bit of a squeeze I bet! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 300mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Junk in the desert

I’m not sure what this metal object used to be, but it was sitting in the desert on the ranch in Arizona. I loved the contrasting textures and light and shadows so I had to shoot it! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Exit

This way to the EXIT. This is a sign in Biosphere 2 in Arizona. Can you imagine how enticing it would be to get out of a building after spending a year inside there? Declan from O’Learys rang this morning. Good news. He got on to the boss at the Sigma repair company who told […]

How very phallic of you

How very phallic of you A desert plant growing near the ranch we stayed at in Arizona. I only thought of the title after seeing this image in b/w, but err, it suits doesn’t it?

Desert Tree

Desert Tree One of the many trees growing in the arid desert surrounding the ranch Automattic stayed in while in Arizona.

Tall Grass

Tall Grass Grass growing in the Arizona desert.