January 2022

POTD: Bare Tree #81


Bare Tree #81

Bare Tree #81
Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona

A tree growing on the edge of a wash has a big advantage in terms of access to water during the rainy season. It suffers from a disadvantage as well, that of having its position literally undermined by repeated flash floods. Hold on tight!

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POTD: Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon
Tubac, Arizona

Last week’s full moon, the first full moon of 2022. It is called the Wolf Moon. I decided to photograph it as I knew we could see it rising over the Santa Rita mountains from our patio. Wouldn’t you know it, the day was partly cloudy with increasing clouds in the east just as it was about time for the moonrise. But there was a small window of almost clear sky just above the edge of the mountains where the moon came up. I was never able to capture the entire moon in a shot, since as it was clearing the mountains it was simultaneously disappearing behind dark clouds just above. (Note the two wisps of clouds on either side of the upper edge of the moon.) But that’s o.k. as this provided a nicely moody shot.

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