Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

High Desert Garden
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High Desert Garden
Linhof Master Technika 2000 camera, 300mm Nikkor-M f/9 lens, polarizer, Fujicolor Pro 160S film, 3 exposures, 202 megapixels
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High Desert Garden

CO 330 north of Middleton Creek, Mesa County, CO, 9/23/2011

On the first day of fall at the start of a photography road-trip in Colorado I was in search of colorful autumn foliage. At this point in my trip I hadn't found much yet, but this high desert scene appealed to me anyway, with its variety of subtle hues on a nice arrangement of rolling hills. This natural garden appeared alongside the dry creek north of Middleton Creek on the road from Vega State Park to Silt in western Colorado. We're just inside Grand Mesa National Forest looking northeast at an elevation of 7,700 feet above sea level in the lowermost foothills of Hightower Mountain in the Grand Mesa Range of the southern Rocky Mountains. This photograph is all about color - a multicolored natural garden of sagebrush and other high desert shrubs!

High Desert Garden

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