Today we feature the photography of Darin Harris who describes his image below.
This photo was taken in the middle of an eight-hour road trip that spanned from Phoenix to central Colorado. The landscape, though stark, was filled with texture and I caught this picture out the passenger window of our vehicle. I appreciated the contrast of the bush (living) with the monument (long dead).
Really stunning. Stark, yet tranquil. Thanks, Darin.
The desert is always a wonderful place to photograph as it seems you have discovered, Darin. Many people do not see desert land, its textures, its rocks, its animals, and its mostly incredibly blue skies, as one living system in nature. In my younger years, I viewed it as just a lot of sand and scrub brush until I stepped on the desert land thirty years ago, and I was changed forever. Glad you found a passion in photography; it will stay with you forever.