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Gallery 5-1 - Water and Weather

    Much as we love the deserts and the mountains, we also feel irresistibly attracted to water and weather.  The water's edge is exciting, producing an ever-changing discontinuity between textures and forms.  Lighting changes as we near water, and the reflections, sounds, and rhythmic crashing of waves all blend into subconscious pleasure.  In this gallery we pay tribute to the excitement, pleasure and romance of the water's edge.   It suggests something eternal in our nature, and yet evokes immediate pleasure.  You will find most unusual cloud, ocean, lake and river scenes here.  In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive.  Be sure and check our other galleries as well; they overlap a little.

    For your convenience, we've placed only a few images on each page of this gallery.  When you are ready, go to page 2 in this Gallery, or use the tags at the top to view other galleries on our site and place your order.

 

Forest Stream in Fall  

   Forest Stream in Fall© is a little stream in the southern part of Arizona’s Galiuro Mountains.  This area is protected by the Nature Conservancy as one of the world’s most lovely (but vanishing) habitats.  Look closely and imagine the many wonderful varieties of animal and plant life. 

 

Going for a Swim

Going for a Swim 

Going for a Swim© seems like a great idea on a warm spring day like this.  The stream is bound to be cool with snow melt as it sweeps down from Arizona’s Catalina Mountains through Sabino Canyon.  The area is known for its hungry predators including mountain lions and bobcats.  If you see one, call out a warning:  Oh deer!

 

High Water

High Water

High Water©.  Take a walk on this side of the stream and enjoy the sounds of the water rushing by.  Partly tidal, the stream rushing through this old town nearly threatens to wash it away.  But the town has been here for a long period—it will easily survive looking beautiful in its old age.  Now careful…don’t slip.

 

Lake in the Desert

Lake in the Desert

Lake in the Desert© is the place where the desert serenity is joined by the gentle whisper of wind washing ripples to the shore.  Here is water in the canyon of the Salt River to slake the desert’s thirst, enough for the towns and cities as well as the nearby animal life.    

 Mill Stream

Mill Stream

Mill Stream©.  It is just a little desert stream, maybe trickling from the mountain in the background.  But it still has just enough might to move the old mill.  As it happens the mill itself is no longer in use, and the stream has found a different purpose, refreshing the thirsty plants nearby.

 

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