Sunday, March 27, 2005

Anza Borrego Vacation

Stephanie and I just returned from Anza Borrego where we camped at Coyote Canyon for two nights and spent one night in Fish Creek and Olla Wash. The weather was dramatic and cold for the first day and got progressively warmer. The last night I took pictures using the bulb or open shutter under a glorious full moon. I was amazed with the results. The color is a little soft and grainy but the look is surreal. I stood outside in my bare feet braving the scorpions at 2 A.M. to take some of these pictures of our surroundings.
Coyote Canyon Vista in Anza Borrego Desert State Park on a cold afternoon March 23,2005. Posted by Hello

A smoke tree in Sandstone Canyon Posted by Hello

An unusual anticline geological formation in Split Mountain, Anza Borrego Desert State Park Posted by Hello

A stereo image of Sandstone Canyon Posted by Hello

2 A.M. under a full moon and the hils of Olla Wash in Fish Creek. Posted by Hello

Night time with Stephanie sleeping in the tent. Posted by Hello

The Murano under the moonlight Posted by Hello

3 comments:

EpsilonArmani said...

Those are absolutely beautiful pictures! Where exactly is this place?

Quick question. How often do you travel?

Pearl Beach said...

How exactly do you get that day for night thing? Is it a photoshop trick? And what is a blogger thing anyway. Anza Borrego was my favorite place to go and sleep in sleeping circles and collect arrowheads, pot shards and feel like 10,000 years ago. They have the oldest palm trees, prehistoric, by the natural springs. Oldest in the world. I saw The Forbidden Zone in Albuquerque and I will send you some stuff from here. Love Pearl

Karen said...

Hey Charlie... these are great photos. They are surreal.

Ahhhh... Anza Borrego! How fun. I love Fish Creek. Have not been to Coyote Canyon... yet.

We are going to Bow Willow next month and Joshua Tree at the end of this month.

Photos will be posted at La Ranchita soon after.

Can't wait to see more of your blog. Congrats on its beginning...!

love karen.