POTD: Finding Your Niche

Finding Your Niche Zion National Park, Utah 2012

Compared to the amount of bare rock, there’s much much soil to grow in in Zion. But every little nook, cranny, and crack in the sandstone that can collect bits of matter and moisture seems to eventually serve as a home for some form of plant life.]]>

2 thoughts on “POTD: Finding Your Niche”

  1. Beautiful image! The gray detail on the left separated from the deep shadow on the right by the plant is classic to my eye. I find myself ordering a lot of black ink these days because I love these sort of tones. As for the dihydrogen monoxide issue…. Years ago I was on top of a rather sheer mesa in New Mexico. No easy access to the ground below. I came across a pool of water that was teaming with what I assumed were tadpoles. Given the desert this mesa was in I didn’t see much of a future for those tadpoles yet there they were.

    1. Thanks Bruce. You responded to the same lighting effect that I did in this photo. It is just striking in a chiaroscuro sort of way I guess. About the tadpoles, I remember straining tadpoles out of water from such a pool to get drinking water when backpacking in Canyonlands National Park about 35 years ago. Probably didn’t help improve the survival rate of those tadpoles, but it sure helped mine!

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