Eye Candy and Triple Play Luminosity Masking

by Joe Bridwell

Well before dawn, rain’s patter on the tent’s tarp seemed endless. But water was so precious in the dry sparse desert. I thought no more – sleeping on. Next morning’s wonder – rain drops formed a delicious reflection pool.
Not just any bland pool, but one whose still, glassy sheen repeated a prominent soliloquy of red and white sandstone. Mother Nature, conspiring with water and ancient sand, had capriciously melded red and white sandstones in a piquant spire – a candy snow cone. The shadowed gray companion seemed pale in comparison. Yet its contorted shape added mystery. She also knew a photographer would innately respond to such dramatic beauty.
This transient scene lasted several hours before the last drop of water fed that thirsty sand. The lone spire, now bereft of reflecting cohort, stood in elegant majesty – as it had for millennia…

Eye Candy 2013©Chopawamsic LC

Eye Candy 2013©Chopawamsic LC

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Bullett Canyon Cataract (dry)

by Joe Bridwell

Cataract, Bullett Canyon, Cedar Mesa, se Utah

+Liliana Pellegrini +Davor Maksimovic +Alain Besnet; You guys +1’d Joe @ Bullett Canyon Cataract.  That pic is above the real cataract. It’s downhill from my pointing arm. Thought you guys would like to know, “… the Rest of the Story!”

Bullett Canyon was a water source for ancient Anasazi 1000 years ago. The Canyon is located in se Utah on Cedar Mesa. The hike is middle-of-the-road; if wet or snow, it would be really hard to get back up this steep feature.

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