Thank you very much John... the West is such a fascinating place to shoot. Our trip really planted a deeper respect for the work that you, NZeman and some of the others are doing... especially getting out there and set up before 10 billion tourists finish their breakfasts!!!!
Makes You wonder how it must've felt to ride horses through these lands..leaving nothing but a trait of dust flying in the hot air.. like in the cowboy movies!
I imagine the land feels hot to step on.. And the hard dried trees are a constant reminder of how important it is to have water.. and respect the water You have, in a such surrounding that's lacking it.. Else one faces suffering..
A touch is enough to brake off the smaller branches, the thicker ones however seam dried to stone.. And the ear feels hot and heavy, even the shades don't give much relief..
The site and colors are something to admire, but best enjoyed if You have some water with You!
In these parts water is of the essence. This area is where countless "Westerns" were filmed... one glance and you still expect to see the cavalry riding across the horizon in chase of some notorious outlaw gang!!!