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Earth and Mars

Just like my birthday falling on the 29th, I was in the mood for something unusual this time. I think we have all been there when we reach a temporary plateau defined “as a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress.” Well, this definitely described my situation.

I thought long and hard and decided to head to a place off the beaten path only a few hours from home. I looked outside and noticed it was mostly overcast and wondered if a sunset would even be an option. I decided to go anyway as the weather changes by the minute here in the Southwest part of our country. In fact, the closer I got to my destination, the more the cloud cover started to dissipate. By sunset, there was only a small remnant left off in the eastern horizon. Regardless, as long as I had the saturated sunlight to work with I knew everything would be fine.

The desert sky takes on a beautiful glow well after sundown and that night was no exception. Rich blues, reds, and violet colors painted the late evening sky providing for a nice backdrop to the unique landmarks that make the desert so unique. The weather was unusually warm for this time of year so the long exposures were easy to manage.

My favorite location was the Mar’s like environment It was the perfect combination where the beautiful atmosphere of Earth meets the harsh but colorful landscape of a Mars. I posted this shot even though I know it isn’t spectacular but rather, its the simplistic beauty that caught my eye.

I posted other shots of my adventure  here and on the home page that I hope will provide you with the several perspectives.

Thanks for viewing and hope to catch up with you in the field sometime soon!

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